The first Cristal electric and modular vehicles from the Bas-Rhin industrialist Lohr are due to enter commercial service this summer in Ajaccio. By the end of the year, ten more deliveries are planned to Orange, Avignon and Saverne. The Cristal electric shuttle can carry up to 14 people. In coupled mode, the capacity rises to 56 people. After more than ten years of development, punctuated by local experiments, the Cristal electric and modular shuttle (14 to 56 seats, 100 to 120 km range) designed by Lohr is due to enter commercial service this summer in the centre of Ajaccio. The urban transport network of the Corsican prefecture will therefore take delivery of the first 16 mass-produced vehicles produced in Duppigheim by the European leader in car transporters.
Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, has announced a partnership with Transdev ATS and Lohr Group to develop and deploy shared self-driving vehicle transport services. Through this partnership, Transdev and Lohr plan to integrate Mobileye's driverless system into Lohr's i-Cristal shuttle, with the aim of launching self-driving public transport in Europe and then internationally. ....
Mobileye, an Intel company, Transdev ATS (Autonomous Transport Systems), a Transdev group entity dedicated to self-driving transport solutions, and the Lohr industrial group today announced their partnership to develop self-driving shuttles. "As part of the collaboration, the companies are integrating Mobileye's self-driving system into the i-Cristal electric shuttle, produced by the Lohr Group," the three companies said in a statement...
The transport operator Transdev announced on Thursday an alliance with the Israeli company Mobileye (subsidiary of Intel) and the Alsatian group Lohr to develop and deploy self-driving shuttles. The idea is to integrate Mobileye's self-driving system into the i-Cristal electric shuttle produced by Lohr, and then to use it, with the help of Transdev, "all over the world, starting with Europe, within public transport networks", the three partners explained. Road tests will begin in 2022 in France and Israel, before commercial deployment in 2023, they said in a statement. "The goal is to make self-driving transport technology a reality in everyday transport," the three companies said.
Mobileye, an Intel group company, Transdev ATS (Autonomous Transport Systems), a Transdev group entity dedicated to self-driving transport solutions, and the Lohr industrial group, a manufacturer of transport solutions, announce a strategic collaboration to develop and deploy self-driving shuttles. As part of the collaboration, the companies are integrating Mobileye's self-driving system into the i-Cristal electric shuttle, produced by the Lohr Group.
Alsace: The industrialist Lohr is electrifying city transport with its mass-produced modular shuttle2021.09.28 - 20 Minutes (FR)
The Alsatian group Lohr is starting to deliver its first mass-produced electric shuttles from Corsica to Saverne, before, perhaps one day, Strasbourg. The first mass-produced Cristal urban shuttles, 100% electric and modular, designed by the Alsatian group Lohr industrie, are to be delivered to Corsica. Cristal has the particularity of being able to respond quickly and differently to the management of passenger flows. In Strasbourg, a call for tenders will be launched to replace the buses on line 15. If the Lohr group is chosen, 10 to 15 Cristals could be put into service on Strasbourg's streets from September 2022. [...]
Official presentation of the mass-produced Cristal shuttle at the RNTP 2021 exhibition before the delivery of shuttles for deployment in Ajaccio.2021.09.28 - Press Release (FR)
The largest city in Corsica will operate electric city shuttles on several of its lines over the next four years. The first Cristal shuttles will soon be delivered for the first two inner-city lines.
The increasingly frequent extreme weather conditions remind us that it is high time to promote combined transport as the backbone of the sustainable development of our European land transport. The efficient linking of road and rail transport, supported by the intelligent use of vertical and horizontal transhipment technologies, will form the basis for competitive and sustainable transport solutions and supply chains in the future. [...]
Three companies will initially test vehicles on roadways in France and Israel, aiming to ready technology designs for production by 2022; Jerusalem-based Mobileye said Thursday it signed an agreement to develop and deploy self-driving shuttles in Europe, with the objective of making self-driving public transportation a daily reality.
On-Road Testing to Start Next Year with Commercial Services Expected in 2023
JERUSALEM, Israel, and PARIS and STRASBOURG, France, Feb. 25, 2021 - Mobileye, an Intel Company, Transdev Autonomous Transport System (ATS), part of Transdev Group dedicated to autonomous mobility solutions; and Lohr Group, a mobility solutions manufacturer, today announced a strategic collaboration to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles.