AVENUE Open Call for Replication Sites


AVENUE is an EU funded project under Horizon 2020. The project started on the 1st of May 2018 and lasts for four years with a consortium composed of 16 partners.

The target of the AVENUE project is to demonstrate that autonomous vehicles will be a key element for the future of public transport services. The AVENUE project will demonstrate the economic, environmental and social potential of autonomous vehicles – for both companies and public commuters – while assessing the vehicle road behavior safety.

The AVENUE vision for future public transport in urban and suburban areas, is that autonomous vehicles will ensure safe, rapid, economic, sustainable (within urban transportation sustainable most often refers to electric vehicles) and personalized transport of passengers, while minimizing vehicle changes.

AVENUE aims to design and carry out full scale demonstrations of urban transport automation by deploying fleets of autonomous mini-buses in low to medium demand areas and providing innovative services, like  door to door and multimodal transportation, allowing commuters to benefit from autonomous vehicles that will be integrated to existing public transportation. Currently the demonstrators are operating into four European cities: Geneva, Lyon, Copenhagen and Luxembourg.

To extend the validation of the developed platform, services and socio-economic studies, from the third year of the project (May 2020), AVENUE foresees to integrate and organise demonstration activities in at least three additional European sites, operated or supported by new partners that will be integrated in the project.

Starting with an autonomous shuttle service operating under standard commercial or experimental deployment conditions, selected developed AVENUE services will be set up in these sites and integrated in their public transport services. The replication sites chosen in the AVENUE project will apply and evaluate the AVENUE Platform, the transport service optimization, in-and out-of vehicle services as well as vehicle-to-platform interfaces, according to their needs and the state of their existing implemented services.

The AVENUE project also aims at involving the replication sites in the re-definition of passenger needs and user requirements, the understanding of barriers and drivers regarding the project’s objectives, as well as in training and knowledge transfer, in order to be able to implement a combination of solutions within a few years after the end of the project.

To apply, please check the Call Text and use the Application Form that can be downloaded from this page. For more information and clarifications, do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to dimitri.konstantas@unige.ch

Send your application completed application to dimitri.konstantas@unige.ch

Application Forms can be submitted up to 15th of November 2019 17:00 CET.