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EasyMile has launched a version of its EZ10 driverless shuttle which does not require an on-board attendant at the Global Public Transport Summit 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.
EasyMile says the latest version of the shuttle is managed from a remote control centre where a supervisor monitors the autonomous vehicle via a real-time data stream and ensures communication with passengers.
The shuttle’s sensor has been optimised for a more accurate vision even in challenging weather conditions, the company adds.
EasyMile has been trialling these shuttles in worldwide deployments for the past eight months.
Gilbert Gagnaire, founder and CEO of EasyMile, says these shuttles are “mostly used in controlled environments, but as our software progresses they will be able to run in more complex environments. Passengers' feedback has been very positive on all our tests and the legislation around the world is now coming together to enable this step forward.”
The electric shuttle can carry up to 15 people and is accessible to people with reduced mobility via the automated inbuilt ramp and wheelchair anchor points.