Big bus news this week: Gillig, one of North America’s top bus manufacturers teamed up with RR.AI, which develops autonomous driving systems.
The goal: The new partners will develop commuter buses with driver-assistance systems and self-driving tech. Gillig was founded in 1890 to make horse-drawn carriages and has worked with major transit agencies across the US since then. One recent example: In May 2021, it announced a $44 million deal to deliver at least 44 electric buses to the Utah Transit Authority.
The company says it plans to roll out the new features to all its buses, but its latest electric model will be first in line for the upgrade.
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