Trials with self-driving shuttle buses in Gothenburg!
The project S3 – Shared Shuttle Services is testing self-driving minibuses in the Gothenburg area. Phase 1 has finished but we are preparing for a relaunch in 2020.
A self-driving minibus with space for 10 passengers is being tested in Gothenburg. Shuttle buses reduce the need for parking spaces, which will stimulate the densification of the city. The goal is to test how new, shared transport solutions can contribute to continued sustainable city development.
It takes a coalition to make this possible: Keolis, RISE, Chalmers, Chalmers Fastigheter, Ericsson, Förvaltnings AB Framtiden, Härryda Municipality, Karlastaden Utveckling AB, Göteborgs Stads Parkering, Sunfleet, Göteborgs Stad Stadsbyggnadskontoret, Göteborgs Stad Trafikkontoret, Västtrafik, Johanneberg Science Park and Älvstranden Utveckling AB.
The project is a part of the Swedish Government’s innovation partnership program, “The next generation’s travel and transport,” and is funded in part by Vinnova through Drive Sweden. The project is lead by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.