Mercedes Benz begins to be use in the Netherlands
Christened as ‘bus of the future’, the vehicle is able to make anyone get in the mood to leave the car at home
The bus of the future, but more than at present. The Mercedes-Benz is testing in practice the “Future Bus” urban bus project that brings together some of the most modern technologies available today.
In addition to the visual jaw-dropping, with its blue night lighting and easy access by wide central doors, the vehicle surprises with solutions for passengers and shippers by electromagnetic induction.
But it is in autonomous steering system that the bus more impressive. Connected to City Pilot system, the vehicle communicates with the signaling of the corridor in traveling and is able to stop at traffic lights and intersections. But this is not always accurate – as is aware of the traffic ahead and time to close the traffic lights he can adjust your speed so as not to need to stop.
Future Bus can do more than just drive in special lanes. It can also arrive at bus stops, pass through tunnels, communicate with traffic signals, and brake for obstacles and pedestrians.
Unlike HighwayPilot, which Mercedes aims to send into production vehicles by 2020. The German automaker doesn’t intend to send Future Bus’ CityPilot system into production in its complete form. Instead, it will implement portions of the system like driving to and away from bus stops into its city buses. Additionally, Mercedes wants to use semi-autonomous tech to improve the efficiency of its zero-emissions powertrains
Not only that it is equipped with cameras and sensors, the bus is able to avoid a match if a pedestrian crossing in front of you.
The Mercedes-Benz project is to test the bus of the future in greater BRT corridor in Europe, in Amsterdam, a 20 km stretch where comes running at 70 km / h autonomously – to disable the feature just the driver touching the pedals or turn the steering wheel with a little more force.