A long-standing operator on the car transporter and rail-road transport markets, the Alsace-based company is setting its sights on new mobility solutions. The first marketing contracts for its Cristal shuttle are expected for the end of the year.
Renault is testing three ZOEs for on-demand service during the day, while the Transdev and LOHR groups are focusing on a shuttle to improve the night-time transport service..
The Plateau de Saclay to the north of Essonne and to the south-east of Les Yvelines is becoming a testing ground for autonomous vehicles. Renault and Transdev are running an i-Cristal autonomous shuttle and three autonomous ZOEs through two services: a supplement to the existing night-time transport service and an on-demand autonomous vehicle service during the day.
Inauguration of the Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab, experimentation of autonomous mobility services connected to the infrastructure2019.05.15 - ViPress (FR)
The Spring event, which was held at Paris-Saclay yesterday (15 May 2019) was the opportunity for Vedecom, together with its partners, to present the Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab experimentation resulting from the EVAPS project. The project aims to develop new autonomous (therefore driverless) mobility services on dedicated lanes, public highways and on campus, to supplement the existing transport solutions on the Plateau de Saclay.
The Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeoise (CTS) is experimenting a LOHR Cristal vehicle composed of two coupled modules until 21 December 2018. In January 2019, it will test both the coupled version at peak time and single modules at off peak times.
Cristal, Lohr’s electric vehicle, will be test run on Line 10 of Strasbourg’s public transport network (CTS) from 3 to 21 December. It will supplement the existing service, running two cars coupled together, each carrying up to 16 passengers. Users will be able to travel onboard the vehicle with a standard ticket or travel pass.
Handling city traffic, crossroads and roundabouts is the objective set by the manufacturer Lohr and its partner, the transport operator Transdev, for the new i-Cristal autonomous shuttle. This vehicle, showcased at the InnoTrans trade fair, will shortly be tested in Paris-Saclay.
The i-Cristal driverless, trackless electric shuttle was inaugurated on Monday 10 September. Autonomous and capable of navigating in a city environment, i-Cristal also offers wheelchair access.