Stephen Hewett (Beca Business Director for Transportation) joined Jim Mora on Radio NZ as part of The Panel segment on 28 June. Listen as they discuss the topic of automated buses and the future of New Zealand’s public transport.

According to New Zealand’s largest transit company, NZ Bus, we could!

Stephen Hewett (Beca Business Director for Transportation) joined Jim Mora on Radio NZ as part of The Panel segment on 28 June. Listen as they discuss the topic of automated buses and the future of New Zealand’s public transport.

They address the following questions:

  1. It seems automated buses are very close to being green lit. How do we know which way to go with mass transit – rail versus trams versus buses?
  2. Could buses and orthodox trains make way for autonomous trains and driverless cars?
  3. Could a combination of driverless cars, driverless buses and far more intelligent traffic direction make rail obsolete?
  4. Wellington's long, winding bus routes have many hazards. Is driverless technology really that close to coping with all of that at a decent speed?

Listen to the podcast.

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