Transit Bus Automation Market Assessment Report Conveys the State of Automated Transit Technology to Help Appropriately Manage Expectations and Assist in Transit Agency Planning.
A market assessment report was developed to convey the state of automated transit bus technology in terms of its availability, capabilities, and limitations. The report aimed to help appropriately manage expectations and inform the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), transit agencies, and other transit industry stakeholders interested in understanding the market for automated transit bus technology. The assessment considered automation at all levels and included a broad definition of transit bus, including a range of passenger capacities and both traditional and novel vehicle designs. For the study, various types of literature related to domestic and international efforts to develop and test transit bus automation system were scanned, including press releases, company websites, and other publicly available materials. The findings from the literature were used to conduct an outreach effort through phone interviews and in-person meetings with industry representatives. Most representatives contacted included bus manufacturers, suppliers, and new entrants as described below:
The main key findings of this report include the following: