Swiss Transit Lab

Competence Centre for Intelligent Transport Systems

The Swiss Transit Lab is an initiative launched by four partners: local transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen, systems developer and global exporter Trapeze, its spin-off AMoTech and the Regional Development Agency of the Canton of Schaffhausen.

The Swiss Transit Lab is a platform for research and development in a real-life operating environment – enabling the development and testing of all aspects of intelligent transport systems.

The Swiss Transit Lab Round Table brings together stakeholders from the business and research communities as well as community organisations who want to work together to create joint solutions to meet the transport requirements of the future.

Trapizio Bus auf SIG Areal


In February 2020, the first line of self-driving electric minibuses started in the German city of Monheim. The new line connects the old town with the bus station and acts as a shuttle to the large buses. The project was made possible with the


Alongside the introduction of Route 12 in Neuhausen am Rheinfall on March 27, 2018, the Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP) at ETH Zürich carried out a panel survey with three waves on the public perception of the test run as well


The Swiss Transit Lab’s Route 12 with its self-driving shuttle in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, has achieved a lot since its initiation in March 2018. Below, a few interesting facts and figures on the


The Vision

How will we get from A to B in future? What sort of vehicles will move us around? What will power those vehicles? Think about transport of the future and you discover lots of questions. Research shows that the volume traffic within cities is increasing all around the world and will continue to grow.

That has a knock-on effect on mankind: more traffic jams, more car parks needed, more pollution to name just a few of the downsides of the growth in transportation.

So, we need to confront these challenges today in order to shape our transport systems of the future.

Core Competencies


We are a hub for all aspects of transport of the future, positioned strategically between the leading automotive cluster in Southern Germany and the universities in and around Zurich

We provide unique facilities, comprising a range of work-spaces, a live test-track and with leading sector representatives located in the heart of the Lab

We are united in our progressive and pragmatic approach – that goes for all parties involved

We benefit from the strategic focus our local government places on transportation and the development of advanced solutions, with support available for growing businesses

Our Structure


The Swiss Transit Lab is a collaboration between Trapeze Switzerland GmbH, AMoTech GmbH, local transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen VBSH and the Regional Development Agency of the Canton of Schaffhausen

Our Location


The Swiss Transit Lab is located in the Canton of Schaffhausen, on the site of SIG in Neuhausen am Rheinfall. Thanks to the relatively small size of the Canton, the surrounding area also benefits from the initiative.

Our Partners