Annoucement: Two New AVENUE Replicator Sites

The AVENUE project is proud to welcome the two new AVENUE replicator sites at Uvrier-Sion and Esch-sur-Alzette, where the involved partners are launching regular on-demand poblic transport service with fully automated NAVYA mini-buses. The Uvrier-Sion replicator site will be run by PostAuto, HES-SO Valais and the City of Sion and the Esch-sur-Alzette replicator site will be run by the city of Esch-sur-Alzette and Sales-Lenz

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:

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.

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:

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:

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:

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: