Smart “panda bus” launched in Tianjin city 😍
Adorned with the lovable appearance of giant panda, several multifunctional AI-based smart buses have lately begun operation in north China’s Tianjin city.
A black-and-white “panda bus” measures 12 meters long. It is equipped with more than 20 intelligent technologies, including self-driving, biometric identification system, autopilot, voice interaction and an intelligent unmanned retail system.
Passengers can get on the bus by simply swiping their hands through a fingerprint recognition system. The bus can switch to unmanned driving mode, in which it can identify the route and diagnose road conditions. An onboard robot can communicate with passengers, monitor any suspicious behavior and initiate an emergency response.
Why do designers make the smart bus look like a panda? I guess pandas are quite smart, aren’t they?