The citizens of Gothenburg, Sweden, are about to experience the benefits of tomorrow's transportation technology in their streets. Starting out on the Johanneberg Campus og Chalmers University of Technology, self-driving shuttle busses will increase mobility while showcasing shared and sustainable solutions.
The project is part of the Swedish Government's innovation partnership program “The next generation travel and transport” and is partly financed by Vinnova through Drive Sweden by Lindholmen Science Park. The project is lead by the research institute RISE.
Partners: Autonomous Mobility, Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmersfastigheter, Ericsson, Förvaltnings AB Framtiden, Göteborgs Stad Parkering AB, Härryda kommun, Karlastaden Utveckling AB, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sunfleet, Stadsbyggnadskontoret and Trafikkontoret Göteborgs Stad, Volvo Cars, Västtrafik and Älvstranden Utveckling AB. Autonomous Mobility operates the self-driving service.
"The citizens of Gothenburg will be some of the first Scandinavians to experience the benefits of self-driving technology and shared solutions. Let's rethink transportation together."
“Our hope is that this pilot is an early step in the direction of efficient and sustainable future transport systems, by learning more about potentials and challenges with more automated and shared transport services."
"We are excited to be testing the shuttle buses in mixed traffic, and it will be interesting to see how people respond to seeing us on the road."