An autonomous bus is introduced into regularly scheduled traffic in Norway

  • Date: 03/04/2024

Applied Autonomy, a Norwegian tech company, has been working on several projects since its inception in 2017. These projects have ranged from software to working with various partners to bring it to hardware, but all have had a similar theme: Autonomous transport.

Working with several partners, they have now advanced their latest project to the next stage of testing.

Since spring 2022, Kolumbus has been testing an autonomous bus (SAE level four of five) on a short route with paying passengers in Stavanger, Norway. The bus performed well on this route, and now it has been deployed on a much more challenging route with lane changes in heavy traffic and driving at higher speeds. The current goal is for the bus to eventually operate at speeds up to 50km/h. The bus will also traverse a tunnel on the new route. No adjustments have been made to the infrastructure.

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