David Sundholm and Sandra Öster are third-year students in the programme in spatial planning and they make up one of the competing teams.
They have developed an app for the use of autonomous buses in Gävle Strand. It is important that autonomous buses’ noise levels are even possibly low enough to make it conceivable to build housing in the warehouse area.
“These autonomous buses function almost like taxis; they are quite small and only take 8 passengers at a time and you will be able to call them via an app. In our view, they will reduce traffic and noise levels,” Sandra Öster says.
“There are no stores in Gävle Strand and these small buses offer a convenient solution for people living in the area. Our solution makes it easier to encourage people to walk more and to use these buses instead of taking the car,” David adds.