Buses without drivers – level 3

19-04-2024 07:00

In South Korea’s capital, Seoul, commuters have been using the world’s first driverless night bus.

Self-driving taxis are becoming more common; however, autonomous public transport in city centers is rare. Nick Marsh from BBC News took a late-night ride on the Seoul autonomous bus, where advanced technology worth millions cruises the streets. The bus operates smoothly, with a driver present for emergencies. The creators see it as a solution to Seoul’s transport issues, especially for late-night travelers.

Despite South Korea’s investment in autonomous vehicles, challenges remain. The technology isn’t perfect, and factors like unpredictable weather and road conditions bring troubles. Driverless public transport is still limited and costly but it signals a potential future of efficient urban transport.

Difficult words: autonomous (operating independently), advanced (modern and well developed), signal (to indicate or show).

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