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Oscar Williams

News editor

Driverless buses rolled out in Tallinn in groundbreaking trial

Two driverless buses were rolled out on to the streets of Tallinn earlier this week.

Now, after three days of service, Estonian authorities have reported “no major incidents” – but there have reportedly been a few near misses.

Eyewitnesses told national broadcaster ERR that one bus failed to give way to a police car with its lights flashing. Meanwhile, an ERR photographer spotted a bus drive through a red light at a pedestrian crossing.

The service has been deployed as part of Estonia’s presidency of the European Union, the BBC reported. The buses cost €100,000, will run till the end of August and are funded primarily by the private sector.

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