Next stop please: Europe takes a lead in driverless buses

This month, the €3.4 million ‘WEpod’, will start driving itself between the towns of Wageningen and Ede in the Netherlands. “We’ll be the first driverless bus pilot in the world to go into mixed traffic. We’ll have to respond to everything – cars, bicycles, dogs, footballs,” said Marina Van Weele, a spokeswoman for the project. After testing, the little pods will start ferrying passengers for real from Wageningen University to the nearby railway station in May 2016.