Roadmap to Automated Electric Shuttles in Public Transport

Roadmap to Automated Electric Shuttles in Public Transport

Autonomes Fahrzeug im Projekt Sohjoa Baltic (Foto: Boris Schønfeldt)Sohjoa Baltic is a transnational project addressing driverless vehicles in public transport. Since 2017, IKEM and its partners have examined the legal, economical, administrative and technological requirements for the use of automated vehicles in the Baltic Sea region. The results will be published in a five-volume roadmap. 

The upcoming years are crucial to the development of automated driving in Europe. The technology has great potential to serve the public interest by improving the environmental sustainability of traffic and making transit safer and more enjoyable for everyone. At the same time, there is a risk that everyone will use his or her own private automated car, increasing the number of motorised vehicles on the road. Automated vehicles as part of public transport is a goal worth aiming for. Therefore, the Sohjoa Baltic project researched, promoted, and piloted the use of driverless, electric minibuses in public transport to secure the benefits of automated driving for society as a whole.

The project’s findings will be published in the Roadmap to Automated Electric Shuttles in Public Transport which consists of the following five volumes:

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What is the current legal status of automated driving in different European countries of the Baltic Sea Region? Sohjoa Baltic presents the relevant legal information for implementation and provides policy recommendations for the future.

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What are the current relevant technological and safety challenges to be taken into consideration in the implementation of automated shuttle buses? Sohjoa Baltic provides information from Germany, Denmark, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia.

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How to deploy an automated vehicle pilot in a city? Sohjoa Baltic provides a practical toolkit with recommendations based on the practical experiences from automated shuttle bus pilots in Norway, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Denmark.

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What are the barriers and enablers of autonomous vehicle procurement in public transportation? The experiences of Sohjoa Baltic’s automated shuttle bus pilots in Estonia, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Norway and Poland describe the complexity.

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How and why should cities prepare to implement autonomous public transport? What is the role of automated shuttle buses? Sohjoa Baltic provides views based on experiences from pilots in Norway, Poland, Finland and Estonia.

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Contact:
Matthias Hartwig
Magazinstraße 15-16 , D-10179 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 40 81 87 016
matthias.hartwig@ikem.de

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IKEM – Institute for Climate Protection,
Energy and Mobility e.V.