Patricia Villoslada,Vice President Autonomous Transport Systems Department at Transdev, answers questions about the development of i-Cristal, an autonomous shuttle designed in partnership with Lohr Industrie.
The world leader in car transporter vehicles and a specialist in road-rail combined transport, this flagship industrial company based in Hangenbieten in Alsace is now taking up the challenge of sustainable urban mobility.
At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Transdev and Lohr announced the launch of their future autonomous shuttle for Autumn 2018. The partnership between Transdev and Lohr was the opportunity for the two companies to pool their expertise.
Transdev and Lohr present i-Cristal: the future electric full autonomous shuttle designed for tomorrow’s shared mobility2017.11.14 - Press release
At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Transdev, one of the world leaders in mobility solutions, and Lohr, a mobility solution manufacturer, are proud to present a new, leading-edge mobility solution fruit of their partnership initiated last August: “i-Cristal”, the future electric full autonomous shuttle. This new vehicle, for sale before the end of 2018, will be offered to regional authorities and private customers looking for a flexible, clean mobility solution, accessible to everyone, everywhere.
It is 100% electric and modular. The Cristal shuttle has travelled its first kilometres in the town of Rolle. The vehicle presented in collaboration with CarPostal and the Regional Council of the Nyon district could be in use by the second half of 2018.
Rolle is testing “the mobility of the future” this weekend.
The French-made modular electric vehicle could be in service by the second half of 2018 during the work in the rue du Temple, the Rolle municipality confirmed on Friday.
The town in the La Côte area is testing a modular electric vehicle this weekend which it could make available to the population in 2018.