Driverless bus service to be human-driven until new year

The driverless bus service across the River Forth north of Edinburgh is to be human-drivenwhile engineers undertake a system upgrade of the self-driving system. Operator Stagecoach has tweeted that it expects autonomous driving to return in the New Year. The AB1 service was launched in May, covering a 14-mile route uses the Forth Road Bridge […]

CAV Forth bus wins self-driving industry Vehicle of the Year Award

The driverless bus project near Edinburgh, CAV Forth, has won headline Vehicle of the Year prize at the inaugural Self-driving Industry Awards. The fleet of five single-decker, low-emission Stagecoach buses which have been taking fares in Scotland daily since May, has given passengers their first taste of self-driving public transport. Presented at the Turner Contemporary […]

Newspaper readers remain unconvinced about driverless bus

A poll of newspaper readers in Scotland suggests more needs to be done to convince people that driverless buses are a good idea. Asked by the Courier newspaper whether they would travel on the driverless bus service between Fife and the outskirts of Edinburgh, 964 readers responded, with more than two-thirds, 652 people voting “no“, […]

Newspaper readers still unsure about the safety of driverless buses

A newspaper in Scotland is running a poll of readers asking if they’d ride in a driverless bus when its service launches next week, and at the time of writing two thirds say “no”. The CAV Forth service launches next Monday across the Forth Road Bridge and newspaper the Courier is running a poll of […]

CAV Forth driverless bus to launch next month

Bus and coach operator Stagecoach has announced that it has successfully registered the bus service that its fleet of five autonomous vehicles will be operating in East Scotland from 15 May 2023.   The project, named CAVForth, is a joint project of Fusion Processing Ltd, Stagecoach, Alexander Dennis, Transport Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and Bristol Robotics Lab which is […]

Government funds Forth driverless bus service and other autonomous projects

The Government has announced that passengers will be boarding the world’s first fully sized, self-driving bus service in Edinburgh from the spring, after it was awarded a share of £81 million in joint UK government and industry support for self-driving transport technology. The project is one of seven successful projects from around the UK, and […]


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