Start to enjoy the free ride of the first driverless bus in Taipei
Starting on Sept 30, 2020 the residents in Taiwan invited to register for Free ride on the country’s first self-driving buses in Taipei. It will be available from 12:00am to 02:00 am Monday to Friday.
The test drive will be on the designated bus lane which is Xinyi rd between the Zhongshan S. Rd and Keelung Rd section. The bus stops including Taipei 101, Linjang Street (Tonghua) Night market and Yongkang Street area.
The autonomous buses have the capacity for 15 people, including 12 seats and 3 standing spaces. Interested riders must make reservations a day prior, bring the test ride ticket and EasyCard, and wear a face mask throughout the journey.
The driverless bus scheme, launched in February, involves three phases of implementation. Smart facilities and systems have been put in place, and more diversified transport services will be achieved with the incorporation of 5G technologies, according to the city government.