Sweden's minister of infrastructure is on board

Thursday 28th of April was a big day for the future development of self-driving vehicles. 

Pouring rain and cold winds didn't stop hundreds of people from trying out the EZ10 self-driving buses from Easymile that were showcased on the fourth day of Kista Mobility Week 2016. Until Thursday night already 3000 people had taken a test ride. The futuristic vehicles made heads turn and made people smile all week.

Marcel Kroeze, Head of value creation and ventures, Nobina Technology. Jan Hellåker – Program director, Drive Sweden. Orvar Hurtig - VP Industry & Society IoT, Ericsson. Anna Johansson, Sweden's Minister of Infrastructure.

For the main partners in this initiative, Thursday was an important milestone. At 12:30, Sweden's Minister of Infrastructure, Anna Johansson, stepped on board one of the buses that seamlessly and safely transported the participants from Jan Stenbecks torg in central Kista and off to the Drive Sweden roundtable − one of the many seminars on the future of shared mobility. 

From left: Marcel Kroeze, Head of value creation and ventures, Nobina Technology. Anna Johansson, Sweden's Minister of Infrastructure. Jan Hellåker – Program director, Drive Sweden. Orvar Hurtig - VP Industry & Society IoT, Ericsson. 

Photo: Christian von Essen