Ride2Autonomy partners meet in Barcelona to attend city's pilot launch

On 23 and 24 May, the Ride2Autonomy Consortium met in person for the first time since the project started in April 2021.

The meeting was combined with the Barcelona pilot launch on 24 May 2022; the Port of Barcelona officially started its autonomous shuttle pilot as one of the ten cities running AV demonstrations under the Ride2Autonomy project.

The pilot is managed and operated by Pendel Mobility, a new provider of autonomous transport services, based in Barcelona, Spain.

To reinvent mobility infrastructure in the Port of Barcelona, the demonstration provides:

  • Better understanding of the service in the specific area of the pilot;
  • Assessing feedback and social acceptance through surveys;
  • Final report summarising the main operational and procedural aspects;
  • Step-by-step guidebook of “How to deploy an autonomous vehicle in Spain”.

For more information about the Barcelona pilot, please visit the dedicated website.

About Ride2Autonomy

Ride2Autonomy is an EU-funded project demonstrating autonomous shuttles' integration into the transport system in ten EU cities. Ride2Autonomy helps develop new mobility concepts for passengers leading to healthier, safer, more accessible, sustainable, cost-effective, and demand-responsive transport.

The Project Partners are Rupprecht Consult (coordinator), LuxMobility, MAPtmFuture Mobility NetworkERTICOUITPEuropean Passengers' FederationForum ViriumNavya, and POLIS.

There are ten pilot cities involved: Differdange (LU), Charleroi (BE), Aveiro (PT), Barcelona (ES), Inverness (UK), Trikala (EL), Tartu (EE), Reggio Emilia (IT), Tampere (FI), and Vianden (LU).