Two self-driving minibuses are test driving in public transport in Gothenburg. The test, which runs from January until the end of May 2021, is the first of its kind in Gothenburg. The buses are free to travel with and the trips can be found in the apps Västtrafik To Go and Parkering Göteborg.
The project called S3, Shared Shuttle Services, is part of the government's collaboration program "Next generation travel and transport". The test that is now starting is the third phase of the project. The previous phases were carried out at Chalmers Campus Johanneberg and at Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg.
The third part of the project will also take place on Lindholmen. The route starts at the Hugo Hammars Kaj car park and goes to the end station on Regnbågsgatan, which is a hub for public transport.
– The development of self-driving public transport can be an important key to creating both sustainable cities and a vibrant countryside. Actual experiments such as these contribute to both knowledge and market development, says Birger Löfgren at RISE, who leads the project.
Read more about the project:
First self-driving bus in operation at Chalmers
The self-driving bus is back