Your chance to shape an autonomous bus service!
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
A consortium of UK partners are in the process of designing and developing a fleet of full size autonomous buses that will service a new Stagecoach operated route running from Ferrytoll P&R in Fife, across the Forth Road Bridge into Edinburgh Park's transport interchange.
The 'Design Jam' event which is being held on Saturday 12th October will bring together East Scotland's citizens with researchers, designers, developers and Stagecoach leadership to co-design how this service works for real people.
Together they will explore acceptance of the technology, how the service can be inclusive & accessibility, what makes for a positive passenger experience and how people can add moments of delight into this futuristic service.
To do this they are looking for a diverse range of views - people from different backgrounds, from different communities & professions as well as those with different travel needs. The aim is to be open and accessible to all.
Throughout the course of the day delegates will learn about the technology, the service and the trial parameters before being encouraged to 'JAM' with fellow participants; creating idea, and prototyping solutions. There will also be the opportunity to pitch ideas with 'VIP' tickets to the launch of the trial up for grabs.
Staff will be on hand throughout the day to support and guide you through discussions and the creative process.
Have the chance to influence the design of a first of its kind service, experience a design approach to creative problem solving, meet new people and have fun! If that wasn't enough each participant will receive a £20 gift voucher as a thank you for taking part.