Introducing the first fully electric autonomous high-capacity city bus

26 February 2021
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New smart mobility model for public and industrial transport

On February 17, TECNALIA unveiled the first fully electric autonomous city bus in Malaga as part of the AUTOMOST project, the first driverless bus in Europe to operate in a real, interactive environment. It currently operates along a route that connects the port of Malaga to the city centre.

The aim of the initiative is to create a new smart mobility model for public and freight transport. Performance tests are being carried out using an fully electric autonomous bus in mixed areas and real-life conditions without a special lane, while constantly interacting with the environment and being environmentally friendly.

Automost involves the implementation of shared control systems (Dual Mode) for future automated vehicles to enable the operation of more efficient and flexible services in a context of smart and connected infrastructures.

It also creates a new smart mobility model for public and industrial transport: it develops technologies that enable vehicle automation in urban transport applications to significantly increase efficiency, safety, competitiveness and sustainability.

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TECNALIA has been in charge of all the technical management, collaborating with a number of partners, such as AVANZA (project leader), Irizar (provided the vehicle), Datik (smart mobility management information technologies), Etralux (infrastructure and mobility management software in the context of smart cities), Masermic (electronic positioning and sensing technologies), Insitu (laser scanner technology, georadar, GIS, etc.) and Novadays (public sector consultancy specialising in infrastructure and mobility), as well as Empresa Malagueña de Transportes (EMT) and the Port of Malaga.