Transdev Canada has launched an AV public shuttle service on open roads, in the heart of Montreal, with two EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttles.
Since last month, Transdev and the City of Montreal have reached a new milestone: a pilot autonomous shuttles deployment in a dense urban environment, in normal traffic, connecting Montreal’s Olympic Park metro station with the popular Maisonneuve Market.
In this project, Transdev operates EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttles that circulate in normal daily traffic conditions, crossing intersections equipped with intelligent traffic signals with which the shuttles communicate, thus providing useful connectivity to the inhabitants of Montreal, as it shuttles between the Olympic Park and the Maisonneuve Market.
The circuit covers a distance of 1.4km, which takes about 6 minutes with an average speed of 15km/h. On board, Transdev operators welcome and inform passengers, and guarantee the safety of all aspects of the vehicle’s performance throughout the journey. The service is free and open to all public, from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, from 21 June to 4 August 2019.
The Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (STIB) has also begun trialling the EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttles at the Parc de Woluwe in Brussels. The EZ10s will serve a route of 1.8km with 5 stops, operating from Friday to Sunday between 1pm to 7pm, from 28 June to 22 September 2019. The public will be able to take rides in the shuttles for free.
The project is implemented in partnership with Brussels Environment that manages the Park of Woluwe, Solvay, USH (Lab Box/D’Ieteren), the municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre and the RATP group.
Source: Press Release