NORWAYS FIRST SELF-DRIVEN EL-BUS, IS FREE FOR ALL TOURISTS THIS SUMMER!
As the FIRST in the country, the tourists in Gjøvik gets to test a self-driven el-bus this summer! The bus' schedueled route starts off at the worlds biggest indoors hall within a mountain, Fjellhallen, then drives through the city's main street, Storgata, to stop at Gjøvik Chockolade factory, and further goes through Sommerfeldts gate and Øvre Torggate, and back to Fjellhallen again. This tour is aimed specifically at tourists, as it's route functions as a guiding tour through the heart of the city, passing by some of the greatest tourist attractions this city has to offer!
Timetable for this summer!
The bus is in function from 1.august till 31.august.2018.
The whole ride will take about 15. minutes, and it's a FREE service!
Every monday to friday, the bus wil travel inbetween the hours of 9.30-12, and 12.30-14.45!
An unique experience!
This is an unique summer-experience in Norway - what other Norwegian city can offer something similar to this? This simplifies your holiday greatly, as you can now come to Gjøvik, drive a self-driven bus, visit our chocolate factory, visit fjellhallen, take a ride with the worlds oldest steamboat in timetabled traffic - Skibladner, and pay a visit to Vitensenteret! All together, a very fun and educational summeractivitiy for the whole family, whereas everything is in walking distance from our new and exceptional bus!
Safe public transport!
The Climat- and Environmental Counselor in Gjøvik, Bjørn Kruse, has himself drawn up and run through the bus route in collaboration with "Statens Vegvesen". In an interview with the local newspaper, Kruse stated: "we think of security as the first priority here. Even though the bus is driverless, or autonomous as it's called, there will be certified bus-drivers monitoring the rides on each tour, to make sure evertyhing goes according to plan. The bus too got several censors used to detect objects in it's way. Thus, if something comes too close to the bus, it's programmed to stop automatically". The bus will this summer, during it's trial-run, have an average speed of 12km/h, even though it's speed may be increased later on if used further around the city.
The trial run in Gjøvik will last for 4 months. When Gjøvik is out-of-season, the plan is for the bus to be re-programmed to drive between the parking space by Mjøsstranda, and up and through the city center. Furthermore, we want all to be included, and being able to join in on this technological adventure... Thus, the minibus is equipped with a wheel-chair ramp, and is sized accordingly (4 meters long, 3 meters tall, and 2 meters width). Additonally, the bus displays it's belonging to Gjøvik, as it's so very nicely decorated with our county's own coat of arms, the gracious white swan!
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