The automated public transport systems have great potential in solving many of the challenges faced by millions of travellers today. In order to optimally benefit from the new technologies, the strategic goals of the cities and the cities’ current problems need to be recognised.
Sohjoa Baltic’s project partner FLOU from Finland conducted a survey. Findings show that cities’ highest priorities aim at
- reduction of operational costs
- improving flexibility and responsivity to demand changes.
These are not the only reasons for taking robobuses in trial use – “Various motivations drive the development and deployment of autonomous citybuses in Baltic Sea Region”, says Taina Haapamäki from FLOU.