Autonomous vehicle pilot, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 2018

  • Date Launched: Oct 1, 2018
  • Date Ended: Dec 1, 2018
  • Dates given are approximate.
  • Pilot Project Timeframe: 3 months

Summary

In October 2018, the City of Edmonton launched a three-month autonomous vehicle pilot project. The pilot used 12-person electric autonomous shuttles manufactured by EasyMile. Throughout the duration of the pilot, the shuttles operated on differing routes, including at:

  • Blatchford, for 8 consecutive days, transporting 881 passengers;
  • Old Strathcona, 14 days, 1016 passengers;
  • Chappelle Gardens, 5 days, 406 passengers;
  • Grey Cup, 2 days, 117 passengers; and
  • University of Alberta, 17 days, 53 passengers.

Each shuttle was overseen by a Pacific Western Transportation operator who could take over in case of emergency. The vehicles had a built-in access ramp for mobility challenged passengers, and they had a maximum speed of 12km/hr.

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