Estonia pilots hydrogen-fueled driverless bus

This driverless, hydrogen-powered bus is a 'world first'

according to its Estonian developers

It has six seats

uses hydrogen as a fuel source

and has self-driving technology

that can be corrected by remote control if needed

The bus has recently started picking up passengers as part of a pilot scheme

Location: Tartu, Estonia

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY OF UNIVERSITY OF TARTU, RAIT KANARBIK, SAYING:

"Filling this vehicle takes only two minutes, I measured it. That means after two minutes of refilling, it can drive six to seven hours. That means, you don't have to have so many vehicles on a line to operate, you can quickly refuel the vehicle and still be 100% green, especially when you're using green hydrogen."

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