China self-driving smart bus allows passenger to scan biometric data to pay for food


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The future has finally arrived! Just with your palm, you can pay and buy food and drinks right inside this self-driving bus, now operational in China. See details of how it operates here!

The Chinese self-driving smart bus, called Panda bus is twelve-meters long, which is now in operation in Tianjin, China, is where just by scanning your palm, you can pay for food and drinks.


With your palm using, the bio-metric scanner, you can pay and buy food and drinks inside the bus

>>> Will this be the future of public transport? Mercedes-Benz launches autonomous self-driving bus

Every electrified Panda bus comes equipped with Level 3-4 autonomous features, artificial intelligence enabled, which indicate the absence of driver’s hand on the steering wheel.


The smart self-driving bus, now in operation in China, doesn't necessarily need the hands of the driver on the wheel

The smart bus is not just about self-driving capabilities, it also comes with biometric scanners for food and drinks payment inside the bus, smart sensors for advertisement, voice recognition, in-vehicle robot assistants, phone charging sockets, in-vehicle cameras, intelligent emergency escape system and access to 5G internet.

>>> Even this bus hasn't reached the highest level of driving autonomy. See 5 different levels of autonomy in autonomous cars!

Smart self-driving buses put into operation in Tianjin, China

This is indeed the future of transportation!

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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