5,000 People Applied For 100 Seats On Greenwich's Driverless Shuttle

By Holly Brockwell on at

A prototype autonomous shuttle bus is being tested in Greenwich, and apparently the public is super excited to try it out.

Called GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment), the computer-driven shuttle can go up to a thrilling 10mph, and rides a two-mile path along the river near The O2. There's a representative from Oxbotica, the company behind the shuttle, on every ride in case something goes wrong.

Oxbotica offered 100 places to the public to try out the shuttle, and the BBC reports that more than 5,000 people applied for them. Presumably these people didn't realise they can also ride the driverless DLR nearby.

The test rides will take place within the next month, and Oxbotica hopes NooNoo – sorry, GATEway – will become part of the London transport ecosystem within the next couple of years. [BBC]


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