Event: AVENUE at Forum Mobilité Geneva

Today in the Forum Mobilité in Geneva, Mr. Denis Berdoz, Director General of AVENUE consortium member TPG presented the vision for Geneva Mobility 2030 and the role of Autonomous Vehicles in Public Transport.

More info at: https://tpg.ch/fr/cap2030

Announcement: H2020 AVENUE deployment at Esch-sur-Alzette

The AVENUE Project is proud to announce the deployment of Automated Shuttles for public transport services at the new AVENUE replicator site of Esch-sur-Alzette operated by Sales-Lentz.

More info to be found at Esch-sur-Alzette webpage

Press Release: Deutsche Bahn subsidiary ioki as new partner in AVENUE

We are happy to announce the integration of ioki (A Deutsche Bahn subsidiary) in the H2020 AVENUE Project and the eminent expansion of On-Demand Door-to-Door Automated Mini-Buses Public Transportation service to more sites of the project.

Official Press Release


More info to be found at: https://ioki.com/en/autonomous-driving-in-public-transport-ioki-joins-eu-commission-funding-project/

Announcement: Special Issue “Autonomous Vehicles for Public Transportation Services”

In the framework of Autonomous/Automated Vehicles in public transportation, Prof. Dimitri Konstantas (University of Geneva and Coordinator of AVENUE Project) is organising a special issue of MDPI’s Applied Sciences journal (ISSN 2076-3417) with the title “Autonomous Vehicles for Public Transportation Services”. Everyone in the domain is invited to submit their manuscript to our special issues.

Submission Deadline: 10 March 2022

Call for papers and more info to be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/public_transportation

Video: Using the autonomous mini-bus service in Belle-Idee

A fully operational public transportation service, 100% automated, with no human intervention, is now running at the Belle-Idee site in Geneva operated by TPG

Event: The 7th AVENUE General Meeting

On the 19th and the 26th of May 2021, the AVENUE consortium held the 7th General Meeting of the project on the Zoom video conferencing platform. This meeting was attended by all AVENUE consortium partners and includes the new partners representing the 2 new replicator sites “Sion” and “Esch-sur-Alesch” as well as the AVENUE advisory board.

The meeting covered the following topics:

  • Ongoing activities on the demonstrator sites with on-demand services
  • Integration the replicator sites (Sion and Esch-sur-Alesch)
  • Deployment and testing of the innovative in-and out of vehicle services
  • Data collection, legal issues, barriers, etc
  • Collection of the recommendations
  • Development the business plan considerations
  • Dissemination plans, activities and results

Video: Deployment of FARECO’s V2I communication at Parc OL line N1 operated by Keolis

In the framework of H2020 AVENUE and other mobility projects in Lyon, a permanent installation of V2I communication was conducted by FERACO and was fully integrated into the urban transport network of Greater Lyon. This installation will be managed by the operator Kéolis, partner in this installation, and is the first of its kind in France.

A subsidiary of the FAYAT group, the leading independent French construction group, FARECO is one of the key players in new mobility with products at the cutting edge of innovation.

In this video, including more than half of the shots made with a drone and largely enriched with motion design, FARECO presents the NEXO Roadside Unit, which provides V2I communication to enhance the last-mile service on the Lyon Décines site.

NEXO presides over the movements of an autonomous shuttle, on open lanes where several thousand vehicles circulate daily.

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

New scientific article: How to measure the impacts of shared automated electric vehicles on urban mobility

Abstract: How to measure the impacts of shared automated electric vehicles on urban mobility? A scientific article, published in “Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment”, presents findings from the AVENUE project and proposes a method to measure the impacts of Shared Automated Electric Vehicles on mobility through a sustainability assessment. The arrival of new technologies and innovations on mobility, such as automated vehicles, creates opportunities to tackle urban challenges. The evaluation of the impacts of these innovations on the mobility system requires a comprehensive set of criteria and parameters. This article proposes a method to measure the impacts of Shared Automated Electric Vehicles (SAEV) on mobility through a sustainability assessment. Based on an integrative literature study and on the context of AVENUE, a European project deploying automated shuttles in the public transport of European cities, a set of indicators is defined. These mobility indicators assess the social, environmental, economic, governance, and technical impacts of SAEV. The multiple dimensions of the mobility indicators contribute to filling gaps of knowledge about the performance of SAEV. The proposed method allows an evaluation and comparison of SAEV to other means of transport and thus strengthens scientifically based recommendations for transportation policies.How to measure the impacts of shared automated electric vehicles on urban mobility? A scientific article, published in “Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment”, presents findings from the AVENUE project and proposes a method to measure the impacts of Shared Automated Electric Vehicles on mobility through a sustainability assessment.

How to measure the impacts of shared automated electric vehicles on urban mobility
Eliane Horschutz Nemoto, Roukaya Issaoui, Dorien Korbee, Ines Jaroudi, Guy Fournier
Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Date: 18 March 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2021.102766
Download: Publisher’s version (Gold Open Access)