Autonomous Transportation - Articles and news items

First Transit to offer autonomous shuttles at sports stadiums in Texas

Industry news  •  16 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

First Transit will provide two autonomous passenger shuttles for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) in Arlington, Texas.

New report shows most people are open to the idea of autonomous vehicles

Industry news  •  15 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

A new report has revealed that four out of five of the people surveyed are open to the idea of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the UK’s roads.

GATEway project announces the next phase of driverless pod trials

Industry news  •  10 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

GATEway project is to launch a public trial of a driverless pod which will connect transport hubs with business and residential locations.

New research shows the UK public are ‘open-minded’ about driverless technology

Industry news  •  8 August 2017  •  UK Autodrive

New research on behalf of the UK Autodrive programme has show the UK public is open-minded about new driverless technology.

ABI Research finds use of autonomous vehicles are expected to rise in the U.S

Industry news  •  4 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

ABI Research has found that 30% of the U.S transportation industry plan to introduce robotics into their business operations within a year.

Navya set to open its first US production plant in Michigan

Industry news  •  26 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

NAVYA has announced it will open its first North American production plant for its autonomous vehicles in the city of Saline, Michigan.

Transports de la région Morges Bière Cossonay orders its first fleet of autonomous shuttles

Industry news  •  26 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Transports de la région Morges Bière Cossonay (MBC) in Switzerland, has ordered its first fleet of autonomous shuttles from BestMile.

Autonomous shuttle service trial begins in Paris

Industry news  •  11 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

A new, autonomous shuttle service has been launched in the heart of Europe’s largest business district, Paris La Défense.

Shared autonomous vehicle testing partnership established in California

Industry news  •  27 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

First Transit has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station, to carry out research into shared autonomous vehicles.

Autonomous public transport systems is one step closer

Industry news  •  19 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Scania is one step closer to autonomous transport systems and has released a video of its self-driving autonomous bus.

First rail-less train unveiled in China

Industry news  •  12 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The world’s first rail-less train has been unveiled in Zhuzhou, central China’s Hunan province by CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co Ltd.

The future of autonomous public transport in the UK

Issue 3 2017  •  11 June 2017  •  Dr Amir Soltani, Head of the Automotive Mechatronic Lab within the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre at the UK’s Cranfield University

The Automotive industry is on the verge of one of the most disruptive changes since its first introduction about 100 years ago. The synergetic effect of four technology enablers, so-called: Electrification, Smartness, Autonomy and Connectivity, are going to change transportation systems forever. By most estimates, fully autonomous vehicles are to be commercially available within the next 10 years. Today’s ‘intelligent mobility’ market is worth approximately US$30 billion which is projected to rise to US$1.5 trillion by 2030E1. These techno-economical changes will transform the mobility sector into a connected, intelligent, customised and shared environment and will have huge implications on the market and also social aspects of public transportation. Dr Amir Soltani, Head of the Automotive Mechatronic Lab within the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre at the UK’s Cranfield University, explores further.

Public sector automation: who is driving the transport revolution?

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  1 June 2017  •  Alan Stevens, Chief Scientist, Transportation, TRL

In this article for Eurotransport, TRL Chief Scientist, Alan Stevens, outlines three key areas for successful automation in public transport.

Easymile EZ10 launched in Taiwan

Industry news  •  31 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

EasyMile and 7Starlake launched the EZ10 driverless shuttle for the first time in Taiwan at the National Taiwan University (NTU).

First autonomous shuttle project to be undertaken in Quebec

Industry news  •  30 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Keolis Canada, NAVYA and URBIS, has announced a one-year autonomous shuttle pilot project in the RCM of Les Moulins.