Countries in Chile have managed to produce the first driverless car, a self-driving car, as the first driverless electric bus has been tested.
A new invention that increases the chances of economic success, operating a boom in the auto industry, where Chile is testing a 100% electric bus without driver and able to transport 12 people.
It is the first independent bus in Latin America, at a cost of $ 320,000, and the project has been fully funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
In cooperation with the technology company "Transdev" and the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile, according to the Colombian channel "T13".
In this regard, the channel indicated on its website that this bus is mainly used for the elderly, and the Minister of Transport, Gloria Hot, said that the implementation of this initiative allows the promotion of technological development and knowledge of new engineering techniques in the field of transport.
In turn, Haute explained that the experimental stage of the self-controlled bus will continue between January and March next, where the use and training of the Ministry's technical teams will be tested.
The main goal of the project is to promote clean and electrical propulsion technology, without exposure to emissions pollution and also noise reduction, according to Haut.
The Chilean Minister of Transport expressed her happiness at presenting this project and the possibility of reaching this type of technology, noting the necessity of working on these innovations in the field of transport.
The representative of the Islamic Development Bank in Chile, Yolanda Martinez, explained that the project seeks to "bring the latest technology to the country and that the government has spaces to implement such projects."
It also designs new regulatory frameworks for new generation technologies, in addition, and aims to foster entrepreneurship in the media and new technologies to transport people. "
"He will always be on the bus to ensure the safety of passengers," Transdanv CEO Hernan Piraeus said, adding that the bus contains eight sensors to ensure the safety of both users and the environment at all times.
The bus contains a high-definition global positioning system, a camera and sensor system that determines activity in a radius of 18 meters and a 3G / 4G communication system, in addition, the bus must spin across an area of controlled conditions with non-motorized flows and a possible and limited flow of cars .