Mobileye, a division of Intel, is working with Transdev and Lohr Group to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles worldwide.
The companies will use Mobileye’s self-driving system in the i-Cristal electric shuttle, manufactured by Lohr Group, and will integrate it into public transportation services powered by fleets of self-driving shuttles. The first deployment of these shuttles will start in Europe.
The goal is to improve the efficiency and convenience of mass transportation solutions with the autonomous mobility woven into the fabric of transportation networks to distribute service when and where it is needed. Simultaneously, the companies will optimize fleets, lower transportation costs and improve customer experiences.
The companies will initially test vehicles on roadways in France and Israel with technology designs for production by 2022. Deployment of the i-Cristal shuttles into public transportation networks is slated for 2023.
The i-Cristal shuttle features space for up to 16 passengers and is fully accessible via a ramp. The shuttle can travel at speeds up to 50 kilometers per hour and is designed to safely operate with public transportation networks with Transdev ATS’ solutions.
Mobileye’s self-driving system delivers safety via core concepts: First, responsibility-sensitive safety model for the safety of system’s decision-making; and a perception system featuring two independent subsystems— radars and lidar — for perception.
The system can be deployed without geographical limitation with Mobileye’s road experience management AV mapping technology and a crowdsourced autonomous vehicle map of the global road network created and automatically updated using data gathered from mass-market advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).