Helsinki, Finland, is running a self-driving bus as part of an effort to reduce the use of cars. The city has been at the forefront of innovation in public transportation, and the self-driving bus project takes this innovation to a new level. Most driverless bus programs have been limited to private, controlled settings, such as college campuses or large industrial plants.
Helsinki is among the first cities to use these “autonomous buses” on public roads with real traffic. A similar project in Switzerland was suspended for two weeks after a minor accident, after operating for several months.