US BUS MAKER GILLIG PURSUES 'DRIVERLESS' TECH
FOLLOWING delivery of its 100th electric bus in partnership with Cummins, the California-based Gillig LLC has entered into a development agreement with RR.AI - developer of autonomous mobility solutions based in Maryland, USA - for next-gen advanced driver assistance on its buses in North America, it's been announced.
The companies will develop and test safety features such as automatic emergency braking, precision docking and bus yard automation in addition to blind-spot detection and pedestrian avoidance, Gillig explains.
The company states that while these are commonly used in passenger vehicles, many of these features have not been widely deployed thus far on heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Additionally, the companies will develop automated driving capabilities, which can be deployed for select in-service operations, or in the transit depot to help manage electric vehicle charging and reduce vehicle damage.
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