Auburn Hills, US is piloting AVs

Motor City’s suburban neighbor, Auburn Hills, played host to a living lab for the study of self-driving shuttles. Partnering with Oakland University, Continental, and City of Auburn Hills, EasyMile announced plans to use the venue for the first field test of its Zonar technology, a real-time vehicle inspection platform powered through RFID technology. The effort was 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 employed students to determine the best route for the EasyMile shuttle. In addition, students and faculty from Oakland University’s Engineering and Computer Science were expected to participate in shuttle operations as part of their STEM education.

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