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In a world first, a self-driving bus has been integrated into a public transport operations control system.

Milestone: Autonomous Bus Integrated with Schaffhausen’s Control System

In a world first, a self-driving bus has been integrated into a public transport operations control system.

In a landmark event, an autonomous vehicle has begun operating as an integrated part of a public transport authority’s operations control system.

The 11-seater, self-driving ‘Trapizio’ commenced operations in Switzerland on 27 March 2018. Trapizio is integrated in the local transport authority, Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen’s (VBSH) operations control system.

The bus from now on will officially travel with normal vehicles through the town centre of Neuhausen am Rheinfall. The general public may also use Trapizio for travel.

“The Schaffhausen shuttle is the first self-driving bus in the world to be integrated in the operations control system of a public transport operator, through which it is monitored together with the regular vehicles of VBSH,” explained Dominique Müller, Managing Director of Trapeze subsidiary AMoTech.

Trained VBSH attendants will be stationed on board the autonomous bus during trips. VBSH Director, Bruno Schwager, said,

“They can take control of the bus whenever required through a gamepad, also acting as contacts for passengers.”

“We have added yet another chapter to the traffic history of the Canton of Schaffhausen.”
Ernst Landolt, Director of Economic Affairs, Canton of Schaffhausen

“This marks the kick-off of our journey towards Stage 5 of autonomous mobility, when ultimately no person will be needed for attendance on board anymore,” said Peter Schneck, Chief Executive Officer of Trapeze Switzerland.

Christoph Schärrer, delegate for business promotion of the Canton of Schaffhausen, also welcomed this development: “Schaffhausen is set to develop into a centre of competence for mobility solutions of the future.”

This project is one of several Smart City research initiatives by the Swiss Transit Lab. The Swiss Transit Lab is a collaboration between global public transport system specialist Trapeze Group, its affiliated company AMoTech, VBSH and more.

Read the full article at http://www.trapezegroup.eu/news/Self-driving-bus-integrated-for-the-first-time-ever-in-an-operations-control-system

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