Aalborg, DK is piloting AVs

Aalborg Øst, the easternmost district of Denmark’s fourth-largest city, was the site of a 2.1 km driverless shuttle route along Astrupstien, the suburb’s main arterial road sharing the path with cyclists. Ten wheelchair-accessible stops throughout the historically disadvantaged area–at an assisted living facility, library, and shopping center, among other locations—expanded access to the existing transit system. The service began in late summer 2019 and was scheduled to run for two years once the project receives approval from national legislators.

The public-private partnership is led by the city and Holo, an AV operator. Following kick off, Aalborg University and transport provider Nordjyllands Trafikselskab conducted a qualitative evaluation of the service’s impact on people’s everyday lives and the surrounding urban area.

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