FABULOS Project has been piloting self-driving buses in five European countries. During these field tests, citizens were encouraged to hop on board and take a test ride while pilots were running in Helsinki, Tallinn, Algård, Lamia and Helmond. In addition to the opinions of passengers, we would also like to receive feedback from a wider audience who have not had an opportunity to drive with robot buses yet. Therefore, we opened a short survey on attitudes towards automated public transportation. Filling out the survey takes just around 3 minutes but helps us greatly to design better public transportation services for the future.
If you like to learn more about robot buses before filling in the survey, you can read the most asked questions on robot buses below. In addition, you can view videos on robot buses by following these links: Helsinki, Gjesdal, Tallinn and Lamia
Most asked questions on robot busses
Q: How fast do they go?
A: Typical cruising speed in traffic is 15-25 km/h. Top speed is 40 km/h in autonomous mode for
Q: How many people can fit in?
A: Maximum capacity varies by the type of the robot bus: some (such as ISEAUTO) can take 8
passengers. A bit lager robot buses (such as GACHA and NAVYA) can accommodate 10–11 passengers seated and
Q: How automated are they?
A: Automation level is SAE 4. Robot buses are able to drive autonomously in all weather conditions,
including heavy rain and fog.
Q: Do robot busses stop if somebody jumps in front of them?
A: Yes, the robot buses have an obstacle detection system and will brake in these circumstances.
Q: Can I use them if I have reduced mobility?
A: Yes, the robot buses have a low floor and are wheelchair accessible.
Q: How are they powered?
A: All robot buses involved in FABULOS pilots are electric, with a typical operating time
of 8–9 hours with a single charge.