Driverless bus service in Sion to be expanded
The Valais city of Sion is expanding its driverless buses – despite a crash.
The city has been using automatic post buses in the old town since last year. Over 60,000 have used the service since it started. It was suspended briefly after one crashed into a delivery truck. It was a low speed collision and no one was hurt.
The federal government has given the go ahead for more buses to be used and extending the route to the train station. It fits with the government’s stated aim to facilitate driverless vehicles.
It’s not the only driverless service running in the country, Fribourg also has a route.
Although the buses do run automatically, currently an operator remains on board.