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Turkish carmaker Karsan rolls out Turkey’s first electric driverless bus

Turkish carmaker Karsan has introduced Turkey's first domestically produced driverless electric bus, Karsan Atak Electric.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Feb. 1 attended a test drive of the vehicle.

"Autonomous bus producers will promote Turkey and Turkish brands globally," he said.

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank was also present at the event.

Automotive sector tops Turkey's exports in 2019

Turkey's automotive sector topped the country's exports with $30.6 billion in 2019, while Istanbul was the largest exporter city in the country.

Overall exports increased 2 percent to reach $180.47 billion, hitting historical highs in 2019, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM).