Ohmio cleared for take off at JFK

Autonomous vehicle provider will demonstrate AV platooning at New York airport
Detection, Monitoring & Machine Vision / March 14, 2023
By Adam Hill
JFK New York autonomous vehicle technology innovation (image: Ohmio)
Ohmio is working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (image: Ohmio)

Ohmio is making its first move into the US with a demonstration of its autonomous vehicle technology at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.

Its first batch of three Ohmio LIFT autonomous electric shuttles in the US.will be deployed to JFK in June 2023 to undertake what Ohmio says is a "first-of-its-kind demonstration of a three-vehicle platoon".

The deal is a result of Ohmio's response to a Request for Innovation from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).

"We are really pleased to be working with PANYNJ to demonstrate our vehicles and technology for the first time in the US," said Mohammed Hikmet, executive chairman of Ohmio.

"The platooning operation will ultimately aim to establish the advantages of platooning over single vehicle operations as transit agencies try to use AV tech to help them meet the needs of the public. This is a significant milestone for the company."

Pete Costello is director of Ohmio's newly-established business in the Americas.

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