Measuring the impacts of Shared and Electric Autonomous Vehicles (SAEV) on urban mobility.

Source: Medium – Digital Diplomacy
Date: 2 April 2021

TV: RTS – Interview with Philippe Varone, President of Sion

On the 12th of May 2021, an interview with Mr Philippe Varone, the President of Sion, was broadcasted by the Swiss RTS TV channel. Mr Varone discussed joining of the Sion Replicator site to the AVENUE project and the future collaboration plans in this project

Event: AVENUE Presentation and Virtual Exhibition Stand @ EUCAD 2021

On the 22nd of April 2021 Prof. Dimitri Konstantas (AVENUE Coordinator) has presented the AVENUE project results at the third European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD 2021). The presentation was titled “Deployment of public transportation services with autonomous vehicles: Lessons learnt from the Belle-Idée site”

Furthermore, the AVENUE consortium has also organized a virtual exhibition stand presenting various results of the project.

Announcement: H2020 AVENUE deployment at the Belle-Idée pilot site in Geneva

The AVENUE Project is proud to announce the first world-wide deployment of on-demand, door-to-door Automated Shuttles for public transport services from TPG at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) Belle-Idée site with 78 virtual stops and 100% operator free

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


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.

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