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Autonomous features like radar cruise control and lane detection warning systems are already available in many vehicles and several vehicle manufacturers have indicated that self-driving cars will hit the market as early as 2017.

The shuttle bus can transport up to 15 passengers and has a maximum speed of 45km per hour. The vehicle aims to complement the existing transport system over distances that are too short to travel by car but too far to walk.

The shuttle bus is fitted with multi-sensor technology providing 3D perception that allows it to map the environment, detect obstacles on the road and interpret traffic signs. The shuttle bus is the result of 10 years research and expertise which allows it to achieve the highest level of autonomy possible making it an entirely autonomous, or driverless, series vehicle.

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