News about the Avenue project - H2020

D-Day has finally arrived!

Today, Monday July 2, 2018, the first autonomous minibus, with passengers on board, is being tested on the tpg network!

But what is it really about?
It’s about autonomous vehicles, without drivers, which will circulate from suburban areas currently not or little served by public transport.
Vehicles of different sizes, offering from 4 to 12 seats, will be available to users.

In order to learn more about this new line, we invite you to visualize the path of the route which is proposed by the tpg, by clicking on the following link:

It should be recalled that an initial test had already been carried out at the last Geneva Motor Show. As part of the AVENUE project, other European cities will also carry out large-scale tests, with differents approaches.

Complex scenarios combining traffic jams, pedestrian zones and cycle paths will be tested.

Some figures on the Avenue consortium:
The AVENUE consortium "Autonomous Vehicles to Evolve to a New Urban Experience", led by UNIGE, is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to the tune of 16 million euros over four years.

The consortium has 16 partners, including UNIGE, the State of Geneva, the tpg, as well as Bestmile and, of course, MobileThinking.

To learn more about the AVNENU project, we invite you to read the following article:

Although this research project is spread over 4 years, we are already very proud to allow people to test the shuttles in real situation without driver. It is important to remember that the aim of the project is to develop these shuttles and the services that surround them so that they become an integral part of our daily lives.

We are delighted to see these first passengers using the autonomous shuttles.

Let's adopt, as it should be, the first 100% automated line!