Schaffhausen, CH is piloting AVs
The Swiss Transit Lab, a public-private partnership, began testing of a driverless shuttle service in the tourist town of Neuhausen (home to Europe’s largest waterfall) in March 2018. The group is composed of local transport authorities VBSH, the canton’s development agency, software provider Trapeze, and its autonomous mobility subsidiary AMoTech. In addition, ETH Zurich has been recruited to conduct a year long public perception study and stakeholder roundtables.
The shuttle’s regular service, named Route 12, has taken small steps to integrate with Schaffhausen’s public transport system. It will extend its 500-meter route near the Rhine Falls Basin to a longer 1500 meter loop during the busy summer months. Plans are in place to further extend shuttles service in 2019 with officials currently considering a first/last mile application with passengers booking rides through an app.