AI-Powered Self-Driving Buses To Transport Hajj Pilgrims For The First Time; Here’s All About It

by Anupriya Mishra
AI-Powered Self-Driving Buses To Transport Hajj Pilgrims For The First Time; Here’s All About It

Hajj season is here and pilgrims from all across the world are headed to Saudi Arabia to complete this mandatory religious duty that all able Muslims must undertake. It is especially a much-awaited season as for the first time in three years, Saudi Arabia is allowing pilgrims without Covid-19 restrictions. Moreover, they are also testing AI-powered electronic self-driving buses to transport pilgrims. Here’s all you need to know about these buses.

Self-Driving Buses For Hajj Pilgrims

As mentioned above, it was recently announced by the Saudi Arabia Transport General Authority that they are testing self-driving electric buses for the Hajj pilgrims. According to Arabian Business, this is the first time that pilgrims will be offered this high-tech service. Yes, this aims to provide innovative modern technologies. Not to mention, it will also help towards sustainable and environment-friendly transportation. At this point, it should also be noted that this initiative by the authorities also aims to offer several transportation options that would make it easier for the pilgrims.

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These Buses Use Artificial Intelligence

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Talking about these buses, the report mentioned that these self-driving buses use artificial intelligence, cameras, and surrounding sensors. With the help of these things, it is able to operate without any human intervention on a predefined route. It should be noted here that it gathers information during its movement to analyse and make decisions for a better passenger experience and safety. Did you know each of these buses can accommodate 11 seats and operates for up to 6 hours per charge? Yes, it can also reach a speed of up to 30 km/h. With the adoption of this unique mode of transport, these buses will also offer a smart mobility solution. So, it will contribute towards offering a unique transportation experience for the pilgrims.

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So what do you think about this development in Saudi Arabia?

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