Driverless buses hit UK roads today as trials of autonomous vehicles begin in Scotland

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The testing in Scotland comes after successful off-road trials, track testing and virtual simulations.

Stagecoach said those were necessary to finetune the driving systems.

In the summer each bus will have an experienced driver monitoring the system alongside a bus captain who will move around the vehicle and speak to customers about the service.

There are six levels of driving automation, with zero to two meaning a driver must constantly supervise and is always driving, while three to five allows the vehicle to drive itself.


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