Driverless shuttle service | Electric Vehicles Research

Mcity will launch a driverless shuttle service on the University of Michigan 's North Campus beginning this fall. The service will use two fully-automated, 15-passenger, all-electric shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA to transport students, faculty, and staff on a non-stop two-mile route between the Lurie Engineering Center and the university's North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) on Plymouth Road. "This first-ever automated shuttle service on campus is a critical research project that will help us understand the challenges and opportunities presented by this type of mobility service and how people interact with it," said Huei Peng, director of Mcity and the Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering at U-M. "The shuttles will augment U-M's busy campus bus service to provide another mobility option." Mcity is a U-M-led public-private partnership to accel...

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