I don't have bus-reliability issues. I don't even have bus crowding issues. I have bus-slowness issues. Much slower than cars. They make many stops.
This bus automated steering project is being investigated as part of an overall BRT line, running from Berkeley to San Leandro. The BRT would have buses running in dedicated lanes making fewer stops (roughly every 1/4 mile). The BRT, running on 3-minute headways, would be substantially faster than cars, due to signal prioritization and the exclusive lanes.
If the BRT project goes forward, it could serve as a model all over the US, providing quality public transit (comparable to tram or light-rail) but at tiny fraction of the cost.
Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?