Self Driving Buses already being trialled in Helsinki

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Two self-driving buses have rolled out on to the public roads of Helsinki, Finland, alongside traffic and commuters, in one of the first trials of its kind.

The Easymile EZ-10 electric mini-buses, capable of carrying up to 12 people, will roam the open roads of Helsinki’s southernly Hernesaari district in a month-long trial, negotiating traffic for the first time.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/18/self-driving-buses-helsinki



Dublin bus drivers should be seeking a pay cut if they have any interest in maintaining a long term career imo
well your wrong, not IMO, but factually speaking. The company is not going to decide not to operate automated busses ever just because the drivers were stupid enough to take a pay cut, nor are they going to go to it pre-maturely because they won't.

Eh... CCTV should be able to solve that...

I don't ever remember a bus driver doing much when sh!t kicked off on buses I was on which monitored CCTV (or other passengers) couldn't do as quickly or as efficiently...
Passengers and cctv aren't and never will be as efficient or good enough as someone with some resemblance of authority.

most of the time it would consist of nothing more than making a phone call... so plaster the place with sitckers with emergency numbers to call in the event of hassle...
Not good enough. Persons must be aboard the bus to over sea. What it supposibly consists of most of the time is irrelevant.

There are ways and means of doing this stuff without always having to listen to naysayers...
No they're aren't. Or at least they aren't good enough compared to the current ways which have at least 1 person aboard the bus in charge.

Untimately transport will get a lot cheaper - most costs in transport are wages and insurance.
Cheeper to operate, yes. Cheeper for the customer, not a chance. Transport fares won't be coming down unfortunately.
 


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Next door, in politically-correct Sweden, they're already running trials with self-hating buses.
 

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well your wrong, not IMO, but factually speaking. The company is not going to decide not to operate automated busses ever just because the drivers were stupid enough to take a pay cut, nor are they going to go to it pre-maturely because they won't.



Passengers and cctv aren't and never will be as efficient or good enough as someone with some resemblance of authority.



Not good enough. Persons must be aboard the bus to over sea. What it supposibly consists of most of the time is irrelevant.



No they're aren't. Or at least they aren't good enough compared to the current ways which have at least 1 person aboard the bus in charge.



Cheeper to operate, yes. Cheeper for the customer, not a chance. Transport fares won't be coming down unfortunately.
You know your probably right. While the world will move in and implement self driving vehicles, Ireland's public transport system will probably stay in the dark ages because of arguments like yours above. Other countries will implement it and seize the opportunity while we will clutch to yesterday with our last breath
 


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