At the IAA, the technology company, Continental, together with the French company EasyMile, of which Continental has been a shareholder since 2017, has set up a demonstration track for a driverless Robo-Taxi allowing the visitors to commute autonomously and powered only by electricity between two stops.
The Robo-Taxi CUbE is a Continental development platform for driverless vehicles technologies based on the EZ10 shuttle and driverless software from EasyMile. The Robo-Taxi drives independently, a safety operator on board monitors the driving systems during the demonstration drives.
This vehicle is equipped with laser sensors, cameras and radar sensors to determination location, obstacles and potentially critical situations. Proven products from high-volume passenger car production are intelligently integrated and modified, making them suitable for a completely new type of mobility.
The technology for autonomous vehicles, which Continental and EasyMile use in the CUbE, is ready for series production and is already in use worldwide in countries such as the USA, Japan, China, Singapore and Germany: It is currently being used in several pilot projects on manageable, public routes as well as in demarcated areas at company sites, university campuses or trade fair grounds.
The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel also tested the CuBE– EZ10 Driverless Shuttle at IAA Frankfurt. Frankfurt, Germany. In the presence of EasyMile’s CEO and Founder, Gilbert Gagnaire, Angela Merkel come on-board the EZ10 to test the technology and experience the mobility of the future.
Source: Press Release