Fribourg, CH is piloting AVs
Fribourg is home to Switzerland’s first autonomous transport service, featuring two Navya driverless shuttles operating on a 1.3 km route with four stops. The service provides a last mile connection between local transit lines and the Marly Innovation Center, a district boasting over 100 startups.
The project budget is approximately $700,000. The canton (e.g. state) of Fribourg paid for one shuttle, with the other financed by the Marly Innovation Center. Initial operating costs during a fare-free test period starting in August 2017 were supported by the city of Fribourg, with Fribourg Public Transport (TPF) assuming costs once fares were introduced in December 2017.