Magazine: Mobilités Magazine – Changement d’échelle pour les navettes autonomes

Source: Mobilités Magazine n°46
Date: March 2021

What are public policy advances in EU for the faster launch of Automated Vehicles services in Public transport?
The AVENUE Project Scientific Coordinator Prof. D. Attias indicates the project’s advances & their potential for the future of services with autonomous shuttles

Want to learn about the public policy advances in Europe for the faster introduction of autonomous vehicle services in Public Transportation? In the Mobilités Magazine n°46, proposals of the removal of the safety-driver in tests with these vehicles from 2021 and the increase in operational speed to a maximum of 60km/h on certain roads are presented. The scientific coordinator of the AVENUE Project, Prof. Danielle ATTIAS, indicates the project’s proposals & advances along with their potential for the future of services with autonomous shuttles as a complement to public transportation. The new business models that can emerge through this market innovation are also being discussed.

Video: Deployment of autonomous mini-buses in Luxembourg, by Sales-Lentz

A video was created by Sales-Lentz presenting their deployment of autonomous mini-buses in Luxembourg:

Radio: Radio Lac – Interview with Marc Chatlain (TPG)

Source: Radio Lac (Link 1, Link 2)
Date: 23 March 2021

Marc Chatelain (TPG) was invited to Radio Lac Podcast to discuss EU’s Horizon 2020 AVENUE project and the Belle-Idée demonstrator site deployment.

Interview fragment about the AVENUE project


Interview fragment about the Belle-Idée demonstrator site


New Scientific Article: Autonomous shuttles for collective transport: a worldwide benchmark

Abstract: The present study aimed at performing a comprehensive benchmark on experimentations with autonomous shuttles for collective transport. Data was collected online on both academic and grey literature yielding a research corpus of 176 experimentations. Results show a European lead on both the number of experimentations and manufacturers. The majority of the deployments were aimed towards public transportation being short to mid-term trials, mainly offered free of charge to users. Regular-line transport was the prevailing operational mode adopted, meanwhile, on-demand services were present but incipient, mainly due to legal barriers as well as technological and infrastructural constraints. Eight main typologies of uses able to fulfil both private and public transport offerings were identified, being either focused on solving first- and last-mile issues or microtransit commute. At last, the main common stakeholders were identified, as well as how different forms of value are created and distributed among them.

Autonomous shuttles for collective transport: a worldwide benchmark
Fabio Antonialli
Journal: International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management
Date: 22 February 2021, DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2021.113349
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New Scientific Article: Robomobility for collective transport: a prospective user centric view

Abstract: Public transport may be undergoing an important transformation following the arrival of autonomous vehicles. Researchers, think thanks as well as consulting companies have designed many scenarios based on trend analysis of three main dimensions: technology, regulations and uses. The user level of acceptance for autonomous driving represents a key point for any prospective study. Therefore, this article aimed at proposing a use case daily scenario by focusing on the user. We analyse more specifically the implementation of autonomous vehicles for micro transit and commuting by studying user opinions via two field surveys. Discussion with users help us to build and test a use cases scenario and to picture personas whose characters will allow decision makers to better figure out the conditions to leverage the citizens level of acceptance for robomobility.

Robomobility for collective transport: a prospective user centric view
Sylvie Mira Bonnardel
Journal: International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management
Date: 22 February 2021, DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2021.113353
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Announcement: Last drive through the streets in Nordhavn

On the 26th of February 2021, Holo shuttle will take its last drive through the streets in Nordhavn (Copenhagen). Hurry up!!!
Don’t miss your chance to take a ride while it’s still available – Monday-Friday between 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00.

Magazine: Ingénieurs de l’Auto – Interview with J. SICARD (Keolis Lyon)

Source: Ingénieurs de l’Auto N°869
Date: 27 January 2021

Jérôme SICARD, Director of Projects and Information Systems at Keolis Lyon, explains how Keolis Group is positioned as a pioneer in terms of Autonomous Mobility.
The article specifies some major steps from the first worldwide experimentation on the Confluence district, to the experimentation of the Parc Ol in the most complex environment that exists, as well as how H2020 AVENUE project helped making a technological leap at Lyon pilot site by connecting Décines tram station to the Olympic Park Lyonnais on open routes, in interaction with traffic lights.

Event: AVENUE @ Webinar on Territorial Transition to robomobility

On Tuesday 26th of January 2021, Prof Danielle Attias (CentraleSupélec), AVENUE’s Scientific Coordinator, presented the project at the Bus & Car Magazine Webinar.

More info can be found at:

TV: Léman bleu – Des navettes sans chauffeur d’ici quelques semaines

Source: Léman bleu TV
Date: 05 January 2021

Une navette sans chauffeur va arriver d’ici quelques semaines sur le site de Belle-Idée. Le projet est présenté comme une première mondiale. Patients, visiteurs ou collaborateurs pourront se déplacer avec cette navette autonome. 

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Newspaper/Radio: Radio Lac – Des navettes autonomes à la demande pour se déplacer à Belle-Idée

Source: Radio Lac
Date: 28 December 2020