Now you can meet at US streets self-driving mini bus Olli created by Local Motors in cooperation with IBM. Local Motors is responsible for creation of mini shuttles, which contain up to 12 passengers. Separated details of self-driving bus are being printed on 3D printer during 10 hours. Then they are being brought together within an hour.
Supercomputer IBM Watson executes control over Olli. Thereby, all information is being gathered from 30 sensors to a single processing center.
Electric self-driving bus with 12 seats will be an exclusive for Washington citizens and guests as yet. By the end of the next year, such buses will appear in Miami and Las Vegas. Nowadays Local Motors negotiates about promotion of its electric buses in other regions, including Berlin, Copenhagen and Canberra.
How self-driving bus works
You will be able to catch Olli at the bus stop, as well as call up it by the smartphone (similar to Uber system).
Thanks to IBM developments, self-driving bus can understand voice command about destination point, and also it can tell to passenger about its working principles. Moreover, you will not need to pay fare by cash. Sum will be written off after the end of your way.