This is the first autonomous bus in the world to be driving in open traffic, with passengers, but without an operator on board for part of the route.
This Pilot Autonomous bus in Herøya was the First autonomous service without an operator on board in Northern Europe in the Industrial site by the Norwegian Prime minister Erna Solberg. The vehicle EZ10 was supervised only remotely.
400 m route on a closed industrial site connects the main entrance with the canteen and a workshop
EZ10 bus ran in a dedicated lane, crossing other traffic at intersections
The bus ran without a safety operator on board. Instead, the operator controlled the vehicle remotely
For safety reasons, the operator stayed on site
The service was opened on 30.10.2020 by the Norwegian prime minister
The total solution including all services needed from idea to the operation was documented
Demonstration and knowledge transfer to all actors
This self-driving sweeper is controlled by the Applied Autonomy control center and was tested and demonstrated in the areas of the Kongsberg pedestrian zone and on steep hills with the excellent public response.
Gjøvik was one of the first locations in Norway to pilot an autonomous minibus. The project is part of the municipality’s climate initiative and was operational on 20 July 2018.