An automated shuttle is a purpose-built vehicle designed to transport multiple passengers in a shared mobility service. Most shuttles are low-speed vehicles and accommodate 10-15 passengers.
Automated cars perceive and interpret their surroundings. Sensors provide all the information used by the automated vehicle for perception of its entire surroundings.
Lidar (Light imaging, Detection, and Ranging)
Lidar emits pulses of infrared light and measures the time it takes for these pulses to return after hitting nearby objects. Data is recorded and compiled to map the vehicle's surroundings in 3-D and real time. Lidar works with radar to detect obstacles and their distance and monitors vehicles surroundings.
Cameras enable obstacle detection and avoidance to navigate safely through environments.
Automated vehicles decide in real time which driving strategy is the best in order to resolve the current traffic situation and reach their destinations.
The central vehicle computer calculates the values used by the vehicle's powertrain, braking or steering systems to implement individual driving maneuvers.
V2X uses information provided by surrounding vehicles and road‐side equipment to establish knowledge about the environment
- Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I): V2I technologies capture vehicle-generated traffic data, wirelessly providing information such as advisories from the infrastructure to the vehicle to inform the vehicle of safety, mobility, or environment-related conditions.
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V): V2V communication is the ability to wirelessly exchange information about the speed and position of surrounding vehicles. The goal of the communication is in helping to avoid accidents and incidents, along with easing traffic congestion.
- Effective heating and air conditioning to maintain a comfortable interior environment
- Onboard Wi-Fi and USB chargers for passenger convenience
- Wheelchair ramps for accesibility and ADA compliance
- Automated audio/visual announcements