Geneva, CH is piloting AVs

Initial efforts to pilot AVs in the Geneva region focus on the municipality of Meyrin, northwest of the city center. Meyrin is home to the European Council for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, one of the world’s leading centers for science and home to the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built, the Large Hadron Collider.

Currently, a single Navya Arma driverless shuttle operates on a 2.3 km, 3 -stop route. Extensions are planned to the Les Verges Ecoquarter, a 1200-unit sustainable housing cooperative, as more vehicles are delivered to Geneva’s Public Transport Department. Navya’s shuttle works alongside a conventional bus on a regular schedule.

Geneva was chosen as one of four testing sites of the EU AVENUE Project. The large scale urban demonstrations are backed by a € 22 million budget from the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Other partners include the University of Geneva, State of Geneva, BestMile, and MobileThinking.

Updates

2019-07-01: For the second year of the pilot, officials are set to deploy an additional 3-4 AVs and begin new trials increasing vehicle speed and offering new services. The Belle-Idee Hospital has also been chosen as a possible candidate for service area expansion. Link

Further Reading

https://www.tpg.ch/web/10162/1030

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