Do you like riding the bus, but hate dealing with the ornery driver? Well, it might be time to pack up and move to Greece. In the Greek city of Trikala, there are four tiny, autonomous buses making their rounds. The buses are part of CityMobile2, an EU-funded research project that are testing automated road transport systems in Europe. While the buses are small, they can carry up to 12 passengers with a top speed of 20 kilometers — roughly 12.5 miles per hour.
The buses use batteries to power the electric engine, making them silent and non-polluting. They use GPS to follow a predetermined route around the city. To navigate stops and obstacles, the bus uses sensors to detect any obstacles before taking action to avoid a collision. The buses are still in the testing stage currently, and no word is out if they plan on taking them full-scale. To us, it looks like autonomous vehicles are the future, whether you like them or not.