26 March 2019, Monheim am Rhein, Germany – The City of Monheim announces the launch of a new driverless bus service this autumn at a press conference.
This new service will be permanent, and passengers with ÖPNV – local public transport- tickets are welcomed on board. A fleet of five EZ10 driverless shuttles will operate daily from 7am to 11pm. The autonomous vehicles will drive for 2 km bridging the gap between the city center and the old town in the midst of traffic.
The first public test drives will take place during the spring festival in Monheim am Rhein, on Sunday, March 31st from 11 to 18 o’clock.
The press conference was attended by Prof. Andreas Pinkwart, NRW-Minister of State for Economics, Innovation, digitization and energy, as well as Hendrik Wüst, NRW-Minister of State forTraffic, in the presence of Daniel Zimmermann, mayor of the city of Monheim am Rhein.
This announcement places Monheim am Rhein at the forefront of the leading smart cities in Europe.
Press Coverage in German:
amp.welt.de/regionales/nrw/ article190900491/Autonomer- Verkehr-In-Monheim-fahren-die- Busse-bald-selbst.html
rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/ langenfeld/in-monheim-erster- autonomer-bus_aid-37695789% 3foutput=amp
www.spiegel.de/auto/aktuell/ monheim-will-autonome- linienbusse-noch-in-diesem- jahr-starten-a-1253225-amp. html