March 6, 2019

Singapore, March 6, 2019 – Volvo and a Singapore university unveiled a driverless electric bus Tuesday that will soon undergo tests in the city-state, the latest move towards rolling out autonomous vehicles for public transport. High-tech Singapore has become a testbed for self-driving technology and the world’s first driverless taxis went into operation in a limited public trial in the country in 2016. The vehicle is 12 metres long with a full capacity of close to 80 passengers. It uses 80% less energy than a diesel bus of a similar size and is equipped with sensors and navigation controls managed by an artificial intelligence system. Photo courtesy Twitter
Ahmedabad, India Dhiren Makvana gets his moustache trimmed similar to the one sported by Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured and later released by Pakistan, inside a salon in Ahmedabad, India. The look, a mix of a classic gunslinger with traits of the mutton chop beard, is now known throughout India as the “Abhinandan.” Photo courtesy of Amit Dave
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 6 – Performers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo courtesy PTI Photo