Auburn Hills, US is piloting AVs

Motor City’s suburban neighbor, Auburn Hills, will play host to a living lab for the study of self-driving shuttles. Partnering with Oakland University, Continental, and City of Auburn Hills, EasyMile will use the venue for the first field test of its Zonar technology, a real-time vehicle inspection platform powered through RFID technology. The effort is funded in part by a $103,600 grant from PlanetM, a program of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation dealing with the future of mobility.

The partnership is working with student representatives to determine the best route for the EasyMile shuttle. In addition, students and faculty from Oakland University’s Engineering and Computer Science are expected to participate in shuttle operations as part of their STEM education.

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