>> Shuttling their way to a greener city. Paris opening its first driverless buses to the public on Monday. Fully electric and fully autonomous, the Easy 10 transports up to ten passengers across the Seine between two main stations. The buses use laser sensors to analyze their surroundings on the road.
And for now, they don't have to share it with any other vehicles.>>
> The vehicle will adapt to its environment and to pedestrians crossing in front of it. So, it'll either slow down or emergency brake if someone jumps in front of it.>> Herze Gomez has been driving buses here for 26 years.
He'll oversee the smooth operation of the autonomous bus.>> Fewer people come onboard. It's slower, it's electric, it doesn't pollute, and can be stored away more easily. But it will never replace a traditional bus.>> The shuttle comes as Paris faces high pollution levels. City mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to reduce the number of cars.
While authorities crack down on traffic restrictions. It may be a short 130 meter stretch for the buses. But for Paris, it's a big step towards promoting cleaner transport.