Shuttles autonomous movement in Lyon, Paris and soon at the Apple Park

Autonomous, electric and free of charge : two new shuttles will be added to the service of public transport in lyon. These vehicles without a driver are going to connect on a daily basis the station tram T3 Décines Grand large at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Line N1 is the first network TCL to be composed of autonomous vehicles.

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Until then, these shuttles are designed by the company lyonnaise Navya were used exclusively in the private sector, including for employees of the company Eiffage , which had to walk 1.2 km from the terminus of the line T3, in order to join the ZAC des Gaulnes. The first regular line and the public will be free, as an experiment, for two years.

For the first time in France, the vehicles travel fully urban on the road to the sides of the cars, in interaction with the elements of road signs , “reads in an official press release. These vehicles acquired for the sum of 487 000 € can carry up to ten people per trip over the course of 1.4 km.

This kind of initiatives are multiplying in France. This week, the RATP and the company Mobileye have announced a partnership to deploy a fleet of autonomous vehicles in the streets of Paris.

Intelligent vehicles that seem to appeal across the Atlantic. The ambition of the project “Titan” brought by Apple, which was working on an electric car, has finished, after the restructuring of the teams and the acquisition of Drive.I, by lead on an autonomous haulage system that will be used to transport employees between different addresses.

Dubbed the “PAIL ” for ” Palo Alto to Infinite Loop “, this new shuttle service will link the various buildings of Apple.

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