Køge, DK is piloting AVs
The world’s first healthcare-focused AV trial took place–indoors-- in May 2018 at Sjælland University Hospital Outpatient Clinic in Køge, a seaport town southwest of Copenhagen. A driverless shuttle ran for 65 days taking some 6000 patients and visitors between four fixed stops within the complex’s sprawling interior spaces.
The test was the first of a three-stage trial led by Movia, Denmark’s largest transport provider. Two more pilots will take place in 2019. In neighboring Slagelse Hospital, shuttles will hit the roads to test an on-demand ride-hail service aimed at transporting people between hospital departments. The final phase of the project will see the shuttles return to Køge to provide first-mile/last-mile connections on two routes between Ølby station and Køge Hospital.
Project partners include Autonomous Mobility, Region Sjælland, the Capital Region, and Metroselskabet.