28 June 2019, MONTREAL, CANADA – A first in Canada, Transdev Canada has launched an AV public shuttle service on open roads, in the heart of Montreal, with two EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttles, in a pilot that will extend from 21 June to 4 August of 2019.
Since June 21, of 2019, Transdev and the City of Montreal have reached a new milestone: a pilot autonomous shuttles deployment in a dense urban environment, in normal traffic, connecting Montreal’s Olympic Park metro station with the popular Maisonneuve Market.
In this project, Transdev operates EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttles that circulate in normal daily traffic conditions, crossing intersections equipped with intelligent traffic signals with which the shuttles communicate, thus providing useful connectivity to the inhabitants of Montreal, as it shuttles between the Olympic Park and the Maisonneuve Market.
The circuit covers a distance of 1.4km, which takes about 6 minutes with an average speed of 15km/h. On board, Transdev operators welcome and inform passengers, and guarantee the safety of all aspects of the vehicle’s performance throughout the journey.
The service is free and open to all public, from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, from 21 June to 4 August 2019.