The experimentation will start in Spring 2022 in Bari and provides for the operation of a fully electric bus, without steering wheel and driver. Manufactured by the French company Navya, it features 10-hour autonomy and can carry up to fifteen people (11 sitting and 4 standing), stopping at the bus stops or in front of unforeseen obstacles and travelling the road at a maximum speed of 25 kilometres/hour.
The highway code in Italy today prohibits the circulation of vehicles without driver: in the experimentation phase in Puglia, then, they have then provided for the presence of a person who can give assistance. The vehicle has a cost of 250,000 Euros and is framed in the project of the House of Emerging Technologies, selected to obtain a funding worth about 6 million Euros.
The Autonom® Shuttle Evo was explicitly designed to meet the needs of an autonomous, driverless vehicle while also optimizing navigation and safety features. With neither a steering wheel nor pedals, Autonom® Shuttle Evo uses effective guidance and detection systems that combine various advanced technology types. Data from Lidar sensors, cameras, GPS RTK, IMU, and odometry is merged and interpreted by deep learning programs. Autonom® Shuttle Evo moves about efficiently and makes proficient decisions