Driverless Buses in Manchester
UKâ€™s first driverless bus hits the road in Manchester.
17:19 25 March 2019
Stagecoach has successfully trialled the UK’s first full-sized driverless bus on the roads of Manchester. Using multiple sensors, ultrasound technology and optical cameras, the bus made its way through Manchester roads detecting and avoiding objects. A driver was on board the bus throughout the trial.
Stagecoach chief executive Martin Griffiths said: "Stagecoach was the original transport disruptor, trying new things and breaking new ground, and that has never changed.
"This is an exciting project to trial autonomous technology on a full-sized bus for the first time in the UK.
"Our employees are the beating heart of our business and I believe that will remain the case, but the world is changing fast, particularly where new technology is involved, and it's our job to lead the way in looking at ways to continually progress and improve our operations for the good of the many people who use our bus services every day."