The Japanese manufacturer of autonomous buses, SB Drive (a unit of SoftBank), has not only just raised venture capital from Yahoo! Japan in the amount of over 4.6 mio dollars, but also showcased how the solution can be used in rural areas.
The video shows the autonomous bus driving in a Japanese province, picking up passenger, and how it deals with unexpected, but typical situations on the street. The passengers’ initial skepticism changes to trust in the car.
This article was also published in German.