Dutch College Town Brings Out Driverless Buses as EU Mulls Rules

  • Wageningen starts open-ended trial of six-passenger vehicles
  • Dutch minister to push EU colleagues on automated technology

A WEpod driverless bus, developed by WEpods Consortium and Wageningen University, travels on a road in the university's campus site in Wageningen, Netherlands, on Thursday, Jan. 28. 2016. The WEpod is a fully automated electric powered self-driving vehicle without steering wheel or peddles and is due to start operating on public highways later this year.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Driverless microbuses started serving the college town of Wageningen, Netherlands, in the first open-ended test in Europe of automated public transport on city streets.

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