Event: AVENUE @ AV Pilot Development Workshop for the PAV Project

Representing H2020 AVENUE, project coordinator Prof. Dimitri Konstantas took part of the digital workshop organised by the PAV consortium and shared insights from the AVENUE project on how public authorities can get started with setting up effective pilot projects with autonomous shuttles within public transportation, gathering practical insights on related challenges.

For information can be found at: https://northsearegion.eu/pav/news/learning-from-eu-projects/

The results of the discussion are compiled in the following document:



Event: AVENUE @ Second Annual Conference on Autonomous Vehicles and Public Transport in Europe

On the 11th of November 2020, Prof. Dimitri Konstantas (H2020 AVENUE Coordinator) presented the project at the Second Annual Conference on Autonomous Vehicles and Public Transport in Europe.

More info can be found at: http://www.cvent.com/events/virtual-edition-of-second-conference-on-autonomous-vehicles-and-public-transport-in-europe/event-summary-c5e10908ae3a4cf0ad3377ea9cb1e8d2.aspx

Research Video: Safety In-Vehicle Services

Are we vulnerable to petty crimes in autonomous shuttles? Check the demonstration of the in-vehicle services providing advanced security and trust developed by H2020 AVENUE partner CERTH-ITI here:

Event: TPG live demo presented at Belle-Idee site

Our autonomous public transport shuttles on-demand, door-to-door service at the Belle-Idee demonstrator site is almost ready for full deployment!
Check out the Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) live demo presented at the H2020 AVENUE project general meeting here:

New Scientific Article: Introducing Automated Shuttles in the Public Transport of European Cities: The Case of the AVENUE Project

Abstract: Our current mobility paradigm has reached a tipping point. Individual mobility, based on cheap fossil fuel and high CO2 emissions no longer meet the needs posed by a globally increasing demand for passenger mobility, neither corresponds to the climate agenda.
In this regard, innovations and technologies play an important role to shape the future mobility and provide solutions for more efficient, affordable, accessible, and sustainable mobility in cities.
This paper aims to explore how innovations on mobility, such as shared automated electric vehicles (SAEV) can contribute to a positive change in the mobility paradigm and sustainable mobility, and to this end, which are the current obstacles to be overcome and the key factors related to SAEV’s deployment. Thereby, it presents the case of the Autonomous Vehicles to Evolve to a New Urban Experience – ‘AVENUE’, a European project that has implemented pilot trials to test automated shuttles within the public transport of Lyon, Geneva, Luxembourg, and Copenhagen.
Based on primary data from the project and secondary data from AVENUE public reports, the study reports on the project implementation in the four cities and first learnings through obstacles and key factors to accelerate the deployment of automated shuttles in cities. It contributes to the discussion on technical & operational, social, and legal obstacles as well as key elements in the deployment of automated shuttles.

Introducing Automated Shuttles in the Public Transport of European Cities: The Case of the AVENUE Project
Eliane Horschutz Nemoto, Ines Jaroudi, Guy Fournier
Book: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Advances in Mobility as a Service Systems”
Date: 4 November 2020, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-61075-3_27
* Note: This is an extended version of the conference paper in CSUM2020
Download: Publisher’s version (Subscription required) | Author’s version (Green Open Access)

Video: H2020 AVENUE Geneva TPG Operator Experience

Meet Melissa, a Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) operator in Geneva and learn about her experience with the operation of the deployed autonomous shuttles in her city.