MUJI and Sensible 4 launch autonomous all-weather shuttle


By Jim Gibbins - 1st April 2019

Japan / Finland - Japanese lifestyle retailer, MUJI and Finnish autonomous driving company, Sensible 4, have launched GACHA, which they claim is the first autonomous driving bus (minibus pod) for all weather conditions. The launch took place in Helsinki where it is expected to begin public operations this month (April).

GACHA is claimed to offer a range of over 100km regardless of weather conditions and has undergone exhaustive testing in Lapland, making it the first self-driving shuttle bus in the world for all weather conditions, the companies claim. It is the result of collaboration between Sensible 4 and MUJI, with the former providing the technology for the vehicle, including superior positioning, navigation and obstacle detection. MUJI designed the vehicle, developing its functional aesthetic and optimum user experience.

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