Welcome to CAVForth, the world’s most ambitious and complex autonomous bus pilot.
Together with our partners; Fusion Processing Ltd, Stagecoach Plc, Alexander Dennis Ltd, Transport Scotland, Napier University and Bristol Robotics Lab, we’ll be rolling out a fleet of five fully autonomous full sized buses and operating a scheduled service across the Forth Road Bridge. The 14-mile (22.5Km) route runs from the Ferrytoll Park and Ride in Fife, across the Forth Road Bridge Public Transport Corridor, to Edinburgh Park, carrying up to 10,000 passengers per week.
The buses will be operating at AV Level 4, meaning they have a trained safety driver onboard, but the driver will not be expected to touch the controls whilst the vehicle is in autonomous mode.
The route takes in a range of infrastructure, from pedestrianised bus & train stations, mixed single carriageway roads, 50mph motorway and dedicated bus lanes. The autonomous buses negotiate traffic light-controlled and normal roundabouts whilst integrating with live traffic.
CAVForth will be a showcase for the most advanced autonomous public transport pilot anywhere in the world, and we’re sharing the technology, timeline and why this is a key milestone environmentally friendly transport.
Fusion Processing Ltd has developed state-of-the-art technology to autonomise vehicles and improve the safety of vulnerable road users.
The EV200 in numbers:
Engine: Six Cylinder diesel
Top Speed: 50 mph in autonomous mode
Autonomous system: CAVstar control and sensor system - developed by Fusion Processing Ltd
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