Autonomous, driverless transport service in France in early test of public acceptance, but safety fears remain

September 15, 2016

Lyon has become the first city in the world to introduce autonomous, driverless buses in a live test of public attitudes to new mobility options. The service is being run by a new company, Navly, which is dedicated to providing autonomous and driverless public transport. The 15-passenger service, which can travel at up to 45km/h on a one mile route, will be an important test of public acceptance of the technology in a first step towards more widespread use of the technology. However, there are still concerns about safety following a series of high-profile fatal accidents involving cars that use self-driving technology. In China, footage has emerged claiming to show fatal accident in which a Tesla in 'Autopilot' mode drives into the back of a stationary lorry.

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