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ADASTEC Corp., a leading developer of Level-4 automated bus solutions, has partnered with Karsan, to deploy Europe's first full-speed, full-size electric autonomous bus. With a capacity of up to 52 passengers and a maximum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) in self-driving mode, the Atak Electric Bus is leading the charge in the future of public transportation.
The Atak Electric Bus is automated by ADASTEC's Corp. advanced platform, flowride.ai, which is capable of Level-4 automation for full-size automated bus. ADASTEC’s software can be deployed on any electric bus or commercial vehicle to enable L-4 automation. The platform is equipped with five Ouster lidar sensors: one 128-channel sensor scans 360° from the top of the vehicle while four 32-channel sensors with 270° field of view are positioned around the sides of the bus.
Ouster's high-resolution lidar sensors provide 3D high-definition mapping of the bus route, along with perception and localization across all lighting conditions, providing accurate real-time distance and range information for self-driving. Safety is paramount for any autonomous vehicle, and Ouster lidar's combination of performance and reliability ensure that the vehicles can operate safely at all hours of the day.
With urbanization on the rise, an increasing number of the population will need to rely on public modes of transportation to get around. Further, in order to reduce carbonization, much of the world’s transportation is expected to shift towards electric vehicles. Thankfully, electric autonomous buses are quickly developing with SAE Level 4 (L4) hands-free, eyes-free deployments already taking place worldwide.