May 12 2023
Scottish Transport Minister Kevin Stewart has officially launched the CAVForth autonomous bus service across the iconic Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh.
The project is led by Fusion Processing Ltd in cooperation with project partners Stagecoach (CPT members), Transport Scotland, Alexander Dennis (CPT members), Edinburgh Napier University and Bristol Robotics Laboratory. It is co-funded by the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.
CPT Scotland Director Paul White was invited to the launch and tried out the service before it went live for the public:
Travelling on the CAV Forth autonomous bus across the Forth. The biggest compliment I can pay it is you wouldn't know it was driverless if you weren't told. It is in service from Monday so you can see for yourself! pic.twitter.com/UYd5UsGHKz— Paul White (@PaulWhite_CPT) May 12, 2023
Fascinating to be on the CAV Forth autonomous bus. The bus remains manned with the driver ready to assume control, if required, but you can see the bus is steering itself. pic.twitter.com/HxovzRTzPz— Paul White (@PaulWhite_CPT) May 12, 2023