Application of driverless electric automated shuttles for public transport in villages: The case of appelscha

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Abstract

This paper reports about the application of electric automated vehicles in the city of Appelscha, The Netherlands. Appelscha is challenged with a predicted decline of inhabitants and an already shrinking public transport network. To preserve the regions accessibility, the municipality started a pilot with electric automated vehicles. These vehicles drove on a separate cycle lane for six weeks in 2016. This pilot has shown that a pilot is possible with little infrastructural changes. Even though the maximum speed of 15 km/h might suggest that automated vehicles are suitable to share the road with cyclists, the cycle lane in Appelscha was not sufficient due to the width of the cycle lane. No accidents occurred during the pilot.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2017 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 9 Oct 201711 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2017
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period9/10/1711/10/17

Keywords

  • Automated
  • Autonomous
  • Demonstration
  • EV (electric vehicle)
  • Public transport

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