In a press conference on 16 December 2016, Deutsche Bahn announced that it has been running an autonomous bus project in Leipzig since October 2016, at DB Schenker site with the EZ10 driverless shuttle by EasyMile. The EZ10 transports DB’s employees along a 1.6km route at the Schenker site on a daily basis so as to gather user feedback and test the vehicle operation and technology under real life conditions.
“Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize the mobility market, because customers can only order and use public transport when they need these services. A new market for individual mobility of the public arises. With our labs we want to demonstrate that we, as a provider of mobility, can bundle with new technologies so that our great expertise will benefit to our customers. Now it is time to gain valuable experience in the use of autonomous vehicles in public transport, promote the pioneering role in Germany ” Said Dr Rüdiger Grube (CEO of DB) during the press conference.
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