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Transdev is to launch an electric and automated shuttle service by 2020 in France and Germany.
The company is to integrate its autonomous shuttle transport and supervision system with a shuttle provided by the e.Go Moove joint venture – a partnership comprising e.Go, a manufacturer of electric vehicles, and chassis technology firm ZF.
ZF will provide the shuttle’s electric drive systems, steering systems and brakes as well as its ProAI central computer – a system which acts as a central control unit within the vehicle – and sensors to enable automated driving functions.
Transdev is not the only company to provide commuters in France with an autonomous transport solution. In December, Keolis launched a free electric autonomous shuttle service at the University of Lille which is operating on open public roads for one year.