Visitors to the show will get an exclusive look at autonomous ADL, now on trial with Stagecoach
The UK’s first full-size autonomous bus, which is currently being trialled by Stagecoach Manchester, will be at this years Coach & Bus UK at the NEC, Birmingham on 2-3 October.
Visitors to the biennial show will be able to take part in an exclusive series of trade-only demos of the Alexander Dennis Enviro200 single-deck bus, fitted with Fusion Processing’s CAVstar control and sensing system.
Event Director Helen Conway says: “We’re delighted to be able to offer our visitors this UK exclusive
“Coach & Bus UK, and its biennial sister show Euro Bus Expo, has been at the forefront of promoting revolutionary, world-leading industry innovations and technologies for well over a decade.
“Our visitors have been among the first to see some of the most significant tech advances for the nation’s coach, bus and mini-vehicle operators in recent years – including low- and zero-emission vehicles, low-floor entry vehicles, smart ticketing, real-time passenger information, passenger safety, wireless chargers, and more.”
Jim Hutchinson, CEO of Fusion Processing, adds: “Fusion Processing firmly believes technological advances such as this, need to be shared with the widest possible audience to ensure it develops products people want to use and feel safe on onboard.
“We hope you'll join us at Coach & Bus UK to experience the autonomous bus for yourself.”
Next year, a fleet of five similar autonomous buses will be taking part in a larger trial – billed as a world’s first – carrying passengers across Scotland’s Forth Bridge on a 14-mile route from Edinburgh to Fife.