Innovation: Testing the newest autonomous shuttles at SEMA
EasyMile, the world's leading provider of intelligent mobility solutions and driverless technology, has accomplished the level of safety necessary to develop No Op for public transportation, which sets them apart as the only company to achieve this feat. Keolis has spent 18 months testing two of EasyMile's third-generation fully autonomous shuttles, with a particular emphasis on the navigation software and safety systems. The trials took place at SEMA, in the National Shooting Center (CNTS) of Châteauroux, a private location free of vehicle traffic, providing the ideal testing conditions. During these trials, 300 hours of driving were conducted with an operator, and 77 hours were operated in No Op mode.
As part of these trials on December 6, the two autonomous shuttles transported visitors for the first time on the CNTS site, during the inauguration of a new building. Working from a supervision center in Paris, a Keolis agent maintained the ability to stop and restart the vehicle at any time. Passengers also had the opportunity to communicate with the supervisor through a system of intercoms and cameras installed in the vehicle.