Self-driving shuttles soon to link old town with Sion train station

National

Press release dated 17 October 2017

The operation of self-driving shuttles in Sion will be extended and the route expanded. The City of Sion, the Canton of Valais and PostBus agreed upon this extension. The Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) has given the green light to the route to be extended as far as the train station. Thus, PostBus continues operating this worldwide unique service of autonomous buses on public roads.

New adventure trail on the steepest PostBus route

National

Press release dated 17 October 2017

In the summer of 2018, an adventure trail, honouring the elements earth, water, air and fire, will open up between Griesalp and Kiental. One of the attractions the joint project of Kiental-Reichenbach Tourism and PostBus will offer is a viewing platform.

Initial study indicates public acceptance for self-driving buses

national

Press release dated 12 September 2017

PostBus is presenting its first acceptance study on automated driving in Switzerland. It shows that those who have already travelled in a self-driving Postbus have more confidence in the technology, and many even wish there were more of these types of bus on the road. Alongside the SmartShuttles project on public roads, PostBus is to gather further experience on a test area in Berne. Swiss Post is promoting the mobility solutions of tomorrow with targeted innovation projects.

First electric Postbus to be used on scheduled routes

National

Press release, 25 August 2017

PostBus is to operate a vehicle in Interlaken which is entirely powered by electricity. The electric Postbus will be used on scheduled routes in the Interlaken region. The deployment is part of a three-year project. PostBus will use only renewable energy to recharge the battery.

With PostBus to the Open Air Gampel

Press release, 31 July 2017

From 17 to 20 August 2017, Gampel in the canton of Valais will be the summer’s meeting point – at the Open Air Gampel.

New cabriolet Postbus hits the road

National

Press release, 13 July 2017

After a gap of over 40 years, PostBus again has a cabriolet in its vehicle fleet. Eight metres long, the retractable-roof Postbus can seat 20 people and is fitted out like a touring coach. The cabriolet is a travelling symbol of the new partnership between PostBus and the Swiss Hiking Trail Federation which was launched today in Chur.

New public transport app: No-click start to your trip

National

Press release, 3 July 2017

The new PostBus App is more than just an app for the Postbus. It presents timetable connections in a completely new way and enables the purchase of public transport tickets for the whole of Switzerland. The new app has been available for iOS and Android smartphones since 3 July and replaces the existing PostBus App.

First anniversary of the SmartShuttles

national

Press release of 22 June 2017

One year after the inauguration of the world’s first SmartShuttles on public roads, PostBus and its Mobility Lab partners (City of Sion, Canton of Valais, EPFL, HES-SO Valais-Wallis and Swiss Post) can look back on a positive launch. The population of Sion and the numerous tourists who tested the self-driving buses have reacted positively to this new transport solution. The yellow shuttles also arouse considerable interest among the research community, in companies and among the local authorities. 

First Postbuses from the United Kingdom

Press release dated 19 May 2017

By the end of next year, no fewer than 19 new double-decker Postbuses will come into service in Eastern Switzerland. They are produced in the United Kingdom for PostBus – a first of its kind. PostBus is presenting the first of these vehicles to the media in Engelburg today, and to the local population on 20 May.

SmartShuttles transport visitors in Hanover

Press release dated 20 March 2017

The world’s first SmartShuttle is already operating on the streets of Sion. PostBus has now procured two additional autonomous vehicles and will be deploying them at CeBIT in Hanover from 20 to 24 March: The SmartShuttles will transport visitors at the world’s biggest IT fair.  

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