What is the cute little cubicle driving independently in Helsinki? It’s A RoboBus. It’s THE future.
The RoboBus is part of Finland’s wide shared city development strategy that aims at – among other things – providing smart, environmentally-friendly public transport that would reduce the need for private cars – or even eliminate it completely. It’s one of the world’s first self-driving public transport vehicles with passengers, tested in real traffic!
The RoboBus operates currently on the line 94R as part of the Helsinki metropolitan public transport system. (Yes, the R stands for robot.) The bus can take up to 8 passengers. Instead of the driver, pedals or the steering wheel, it operates using sensors and software. It made us think of game consoles!