Event: AVENUE at European Energy Transition Conference 2022

At the 23rd edition of the European Energy Transition Conference, the AVENUE project and how AVs contribute to CO2 reduction, was presented and explained by university of Geneva to more than 1.000 students from the Grand Genève.

More info at: https://assises-energie.org/

Announcement: Deployment of the new Belle-Idee system

Fully automated on-demand, door-to-door public transport is a reality TODAY! The TPG are deploying at the Belle-Idee site of Hospital of Geneva the first ever service.

At the end of last year AVENUE recruited ioki to join the project and be the provider of the On Demand Mobility Platform.

The new system had the following goals:

  • integration of autonomous shuttles ✅
  • into Public Transport ✅
  • within a flexible On Demand System ✅
  • on public roads ✅

Today the hard work payed of! TPG, Navya and ioki had a joint GoLive in Geneva and it worked! They did a booking, the vehicle picked them up on time, they drove fully autonomous and were dropped of at the desired destination

For ioki – a DB company it is huge milestone, since they now have multiple Self Driving Software Providers (beside Navya also EasyMile) integrated into our platform to serve the different mobility needs. Who wants to be the next?

AVENUE on Swiss Federal Roads Office FEDRO website

The AVENUE project intermediate report of Belle-idee is now available on Swiss Federal Roads Office FEDRO website!

Read the full report here: https://www.astra.admin.ch/astra/en/home/topics/intelligente-mobilitaet/pilotversuche/erkenntnisse-aus-pilotversuchen.html

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.