Driverless bus hits streets of Malaga in southern Spain

A new driverless electric bus has begun operating in the southern Spanish city of Malaga, in a project presented as a first in Europe. The bus, which began running on Saturday, is equipped with sensors and cameras and links Malaga’s port to the city centre on an eight-kilometre (five-mile) loop it does six times a day. “The bus knows at all times where it is and what is around it,” said Rafael Durban Carmona, who heads the southern division of Spanish transport company Avanza that leads the public-private consortium behind the project. It can “interact with traffic lights,” which are also equi…

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