While driverless trucks, taxis, and race cars have been all the rage this past week, little ol’ Greece has been quietly running a trial for the past six months of their driverless bus system. The town of Trikala, Greece has been running the trial since November of last year and it seems to be serving this town of 130,000 just fine thank you very much.
The bus pokes along on a dedicated 2.4 km track at around 10 mph and doesn’t have too much in the way of smarts. If someone parks in it’s way, it doesn’t have algorithms that help it swerve around the obstacle, it just waits. This is the Mediterranean after all, you might as well sit back and enjoy the company.