Toronto starts with tests of autonomous buses. This is the future of city travel Local authorities announced that they had signed an agreement with Local Motors, under which autonomous electric buses for passenger transport will be launched on the streets of Toronto early next year.

We recently wrote that after such tests, Waymo was given the green light to operate to its full extent, so although initially there will be a safety driver in Toronto vehicles who is ready to take over the steering wheel at any moment, autonomous vehicles are entering our lives in small steps. These vehicles are the autonomous Olli 2.0 kennels, which can carry up to 8 people and are equipped with ramps that enable disabled people using wheelchairs to use them.

During the tests, which will last 6 to 12 months, during each course, two company employees will be on board to ensure safety and collect the data necessary to improve the service, as well as answer any questions from passengers.

Toronto Mayor John Tory says the project will provide the city with valuable information and build a sustainable transport network: `` We are continuing our way forward on many fronts, including micro-transport and fighting the effects of Covid-19. This innovative project will provide us with valuable data while helping to build a better, more sustainable and equitable urban transport top world tech It is also worth adding that although Ollie will make its debut in Canada, Local Motors is already testing this solution in various parts of the United States - from California to Florida, as well as in Italy and Belgium.