Fisker a prominent designer and company founder known for the Karma has unveiled an electric autonomous shuttle bus on Twitter. Henrik Fisker has confirmed an October 2018 launch for the Fisker Orbit. There isn’t much details about this shuttle at the moment other than it being connected with autonomous driving technology.
Fisker Orbit: Electric, Connected, Autonomous Shuttle for smart cities. First deliveries in Oct 2018! pic.twitter.com/WFB5bhZMif
— Henrik Fisker (@FiskerOfficial) November 30, 2017
The design of the Orbit looks like a stretched pod with a bubble-like front end with a sleek sloping roof line. The French engineered and designed Keolis Nauya electric autonomous shuttle bus is similar to the Orbit. The polygonal shaped side windows will display information such as next departure time, next stop and route numbers, while the rear has LED upright tail-lights. The Keolis Nauya is a 12 seat A.I. shuttle bus, so the Orbit maybe similar with amount of seating for passengers. The entry doors look like its near the rear wheels, it hard to say whether it swings out or slides open. We’ll have to wait until it gets closer to the October 2018 launch to learn more details on this electric driver-less shuttle in the U.S.