Bus Makers Are Merging Electrification and Autonomy

by Government Technology


The technologies of electrification and autonomy in the transit sector are coming together, offering agencies new options as they plan for the future.


GILLIG, a maker of transit buses, and RR.AI, which develops autonomous vehicle technology, are joining forces to develop next-gen driver assistance technologies, with the aim of making the operation of a bus easier and safer.


The program to merge EV and driver assistance technologies is set to be fully launched by the end of the second quarter, said Ben Grunat, vice president of product planning and strategy at GILLIG, “with a robust validation program” beginning in 2023.


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