EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Transit District launched its newest bus that can steer itself Monday.
Along the bus’s route, LTD installed magnetic strips, which allows the driver to not worry about steering. Even though there are the magnetic strips, there’ll still be a driver behind the wheel of the bus.
LTD says it doesn’t think any passengers will notice the change.
“They may notice that the bus is docked at the station a little closer and a little bit more evenly, but I would say most passengers just getting on and off aren’t really going to notice it or think about it,” said Ron Kilcoyne, LTD General Manager.
The magnetic strips allow the bus to park closer to the curb than most drivers can get, which LTD says will make it safer for people to get on and off of the bus.