At Busworld 2023, Karsan is presenting its technological innovations for the bus industry, including developments in platooning and remote driving.

At its stand, the manufacturer showcased its e-JEST, Autonomous e-ATAK and e-ATA Hydrogen models from its zero-emission range.

Karsan CEO Okan Baş with the e-JEST electric minibus
Karsan CEO Okan Baş with the e-JEST electric minibus

Alongside the production of these vehicles, the company also emphasised that it is working to develop technologies to enhance the future of transportation. This includes the deployment of platooning and remote driving features, which are being rolled out on its Autonomous e-ATAK vehicles in partnership with ADASTEC.

Karsan CEO Okan Baş said:

We constantly renew, improve, and develop our technologies to build the mobility of the future. Two of our innovations in this direction are Platooning and Remote Driving features that we have started to use in our Autonomous e-ATAK vehicle in cooperation with ADASTEC.


Platooning allows the synchronised operation of multiple 8-metre Autonomous e-ATAK vehicles during rush hours to provide the same capacity as articulated models.

The Autonomous e-ATAK model at Busworld
The Autonomous e-ATAK model at Busworld

This allows operators to save energy during quieter periods by only operating a single e-ATAK bus. Capacity demands can then be met during peak hours by deploying platooned units, rather than having to buy a larger model.

In addition, compared to an articulated model, platooning maintains the manoeuvrability of the 8-metre e-ATAK vehicle.

Remote Driving

By equipping operational Autonomous e-ATAK buses with Remote Driving technology, Karsan can intervene in cases such as unplanned roadworks and accidents.

This allows the vehicle to be monitored and re-routed remotely without the need for a safety driver onboard.

Remote Driving technology therefore paves the way for a more efficient and cost-effective solution once the current regulations, which require a safety driver to remain onboard, are lifted.


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