06 Nov 2019, USA – The EasyMile and Continental team has been selected as one of the five self-driving technology firms to provide autonomous vehicle rides for visitors to the 2020 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
EasyMile and Continental, will be teaming with Nexteer Automotive, 3M, CNXMotion and Oakland University, to provide a fixed-route shuttle, utilising three autonomous vehicles. There will also be capacity for a “shuttle train,” carrying groups of up to 45 people at one time. Continental will also be piloting technology relating to interior sensors, Intelligent Intersections and smart signage.
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer launched the mobility challenge in May 2019, calling on industry innovators to propose dynamic technology deployments that show how automated and connected vehicle technology can deliver transformational change to the city.
“We are committed to our role as a global leader in transforming mobility technology and the automotive landscape while improving the lives and safety of Michigan residents and visitors, through unique and innovative partnerships,” said Whitmer.
“The providers selected through this mobility challenge have the opportunity to put the future of automotive technology on display in the heart of Motor City for visitors and residents alike.”