Finnish technology for Swiss roads

The Swiss Transit Lab (STL) is launching another pilot project with "Line 13". Together with the Finnish company Sensible 4, the STL is upgrading a commercial Toyota with sensor technology for automated driving (Level 4). This is the first time that an automated vehicle with dual-mode technology will be used on Swiss roads. Dual-mode means that it can be driven both autonomously and normally by a person at the wheel. The aim of the new Line 13 will be to gain experience for the first and last mile.

 

 

Unlike previous STL projects, the new pilot project is integrated into a cross-regional, national strategy thanks to the cooperation with the Swiss Association of Autonomous Mobility (SAAM). "We are facing many questions in public transport about how we will offer our services to our customers in the future. With this project, we as a network of mobility providers in Switzerland are jointly gathering important insights for the future of our operations," says Martin Neubauer, Managing Director of SAAM, about the collaboration.

The project is scheduled to start in spring 2022. In the first stage, the vehicle will operate a service between Schaffhausen train station and the Stahlgiesserei district under the concession of public transport company Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen vbsh. Work on the detailed project and the exchange within the SAAM competence network is currently underway. The vehicle is also an application object for further technologies, services and business models related to automated driving. It offers interested companies and researchers the opportunity to use their own technologies on the vehicle. The STL has already successfully offered and implemented this possibility in the first "Line 12" project.

 

Linie 13 Stahlgiesserei

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