Automation is an essential part of future transport development. However, planning, acquiring, and operating driverless shuttles present significant challenges for local authorities and stakeholders.
Ride2Autonomy is an EU-funded project demonstrating autonomous shuttles' integration into the transport system in ten EU cities. The variety in approach and context allows the project to analyse the system performance because of safety and environmental impact and its multimodal integration with the transport network. The individual and public response and the socio-economic potential of the services are also looked at. Ride2Autonomy helps develop new mobility concepts for passengers leading to healthier, safer, more accessible, sustainable, cost-effective, and demand-responsive transport.
The "Scalable Model" toolbox provides a set of blueprints and recommendations to support any town or city in this undertaking. Ride-to-Autonomy aims at harmonising research and innovation efforts around automated shuttle solutions. It collects lessons learned from the pilot sites and other sites expressing willingness to exchange knowledge and lessons learned. To establish these key deliverables, Ride-to-Autonomy involves partners of three major shuttle demonstration projects: SHOW, FABULOS, and ART-Forum, and their demonstration sites.
For further information, please contact:
- Ivo Cré, ICre@polisnetwork.eu
- Mark Meyer, MMeyer@polisnetwork.eu
- Emiliya Kamenova, EKamenova@polisnetwork.eu