Autonomous and climate-friendly – that’s the future of driving!
And this is exactly what is becoming reality in Roding, more precisely in Neubäu am See. AVL Software and Functions AutBus will start its trial operation today and in the future, it will take its passengers autonomously from Neubäu train station to the lakeside promenade and back. The bus is still being tested without passengers and a safety driver is also on board to monitor the traffic and the behavior of the AutBus during operation. However, the electrified, autonomous minibus is to be further developed after the successful test phase and gradually transferred to regular operation.
The automated minibus was developed in close cooperation with the OTH Amberg-Weiden and supported by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie. AVL Software and Functions’ Managing Director Dr. Georg Schwab is sure “that the AutBus can play a decisive role in keeping rural regions an attractive place to live for all age groups”.
The opening of the AutBus test track attracted numerous visitors including special guests from politics, industry, and research. Among the guests of honor were the Deputy Minister President of Bavaria and Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, Hubert Aiwanger, the District Administrator of the Cham District, Franz Löffler, and the Mayor of Roding, Alexandra Riedl.