The urban public transportation of the new generation is the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus equipped with the technological platform known as CityPilot. It makes this vehicle to be semiautonomous and effectively performing its functions, with more degree of efficiency, comfort, and safety than a human-operated transportation.
The equipment of the bus consists of about a dozen cameras and radars that are adjusted at the short range and at the long range of the distance from the bus. Altogether, they explore the environment around and mainly in the front during movement. The new technology of data fusion allows receiving a truly precise picture of the surroundings. Its super-accurate GPS makes it possible for a bus to be positioned in the space with centimeters precision.
The tests of the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus have been already performed and they revealed the possibility of the bus to roam in the hard road conditions, having bus stops, tight bends, areas of high speed for city buses, and tunnels. It worked well with all above-mentioned.