Route 12 is celebrating its first birthday: Today, exactly one year ago, the first official trip of the self-driving vehicle on Route 12 was celebrated in Neuhausen. At the same time, this marked a world first – the very first integration of a self-driving bus in the regular scheduled services of a public transport operator. A thrilling and adventurous trip into the future of mobility started on that day. The small self-driving bus became known within a very short time and is fondly remembered by many people from all corners of the world.
The first year of the pilot project may be summed up by the following facts:
AMoTech and the Swiss Transit Lab can summarise the past 12 months as a successful and exciting journey. Everyone involved in the Route 12 project may be proud of what has been achieved. Within an extremely short time, important insights have been gained, allowing a big step towards the future of mobility to be made.
The self-driving 4x4- vehicle has now arrived!
At present, the self-driving vehicle is still making its rounds in the upper route section, serving three stops there. But recently, the new 4x4 model with its two motors has arrived so that preparations for further extending the route down to the Rhine Falls can start. After being inspected by the Swiss Federal Office of Roads ASTRA and the Federal Office of Traffic BAV, and after their decrees have been received, the route down to the Rhine Falls is to be recharted and tests are to be performed. This will extend the route to the Rhine Falls with four more stops.