EZ10 autonomous shuttles increase mobility in rural town with connection to train station
A fleet of EZ10 autonomous shuttles solve the first-last mile challenge on public roads in a rural setting - bringing enhanced mobility to the community.
Driverless mobility service for community and spa guests
EasyMile’s partner in Germany, ioki, a subsidiary company of Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) has been operating the first autonomous shuttle driving on public roads in the European country since October 2017. For their project in Bad Birnbach, EasyMile and ioki work closely together with the regional bus company (Regionalbus Ostbayern (RBO), the district of Rottal-Inn, TÜV Süd, and the local community.
Cars are traditionally the main way people get around in rural areas, but it is important to offer those living outside of towns and cities an alternative that is convenient, as well as energy and cost-efficient. Autonomous shuttles are the perfect innovative public transport solution in such rural areas.
As mobility is one of the major challenges in these environments, driverless technology can respond by overcoming the first-last mile issues it presents. As a rural but also thermal town, Bad Birnbach sees a lot of visitors arriving by train and so the need for mobility is particularly important.