A self-driving people mover has clocked up its first few metres in a series of tests at Brussels Airport. The shuttle bus will perform demo trips without passengers over the next few days to test the technology.
The joint project between Brussels Airport and Flemish public transportation company De Lijn aims to provide an autonomous shuttle service between the airport terminal and the cargo business zone and parking areas by 2021.
“It’s set to become the showpiece of public transport in Flanders,” said Flemish Minister for Mobility, Ben Weyts. “Foreign visitors will instantly perceive us as an innovative region.”