Germany now has its first self-driving bus. The bus is located in the Bavarian spa town of Bad Birnbach and goes between the railway station and the center of town.
So far the bus has taken some successful practice routes, and starting next year it will be in operation for visitors to use.
The town’s District councilor Michael Fahmüller explained that this advancement was important in the area where there aren’t a lot of people but people are dependent on using cars to get around.
“If the autonomous bus regularly transports people in Bad Birnbach today, this is a clear sign of the mobility and flexibility of public transport in the future, especially in rural areas. We are proud to be the pioneer here.”
Self-driving buses could also soon head to the U.K., Singapore, and the U.S.