Toranto wants to test out bus platooning with driverless vehicles

The TTC is looking into a number of ways to introduce advanced forms of technology into its system in a effort to improve service and save money, and one of the most interesting proposed methods is called bus platooning.

In a report submitted to the TTC board by Chief Vehicles Officer Bem Case in late October, bus platooning is described as “the linking of two or more buses in a tightly grouped convoy.”

Basically, it’s a system that would include one bus at the head of a convoy of vehicles being operated by a human driver.