Rouen, FR is piloting AVs
The capital of France’s Normandy region is host to Europe’s first test of fully on-demand, autonomous mobility services. Following a trial in October 2017, a two-year pilot is expected to launch in spring 2018, featuring four Renault ZOE compact electric vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology supplied by Transdev. Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab, as the project is called, will have 17 stops on its three circuits where passengers can book their rides on a dedicated smartphone application. The test area will focus on Technopole du Madrillet, a business campus that is home to engineering laboratories, research centers, and schools. The project is led by the Métropole Rouen Normandie, together with Transdev, Normandy Region, and the impact accelerator group Caisse des Dépôts. Future plans include integration of a driverless shuttle to the on-demand fleet.