The STAR project aimed at building a fast autonomous transport system, specifically the development of the first standard fully automatically controlled buses, was launched. These driverless buses are able to operate in conditions similar to real traffic. Their first prototype should be made in early 2021.
These 12 m long buses, which are able to carry approximately 100 passengers under optimal conditions in terms of safety and comfort, aim to reach speeds of up to 40 km / h without operator assistance.
To achieve this, Iveco Bus, in cooperation with a group of other companies and laboratories, equips its prototype with the necessary electronic components and sensors. The project also involves the partner company EasyMile, specialized in intelligent mobility solutions, which not only provides its technology, but also shares valuable experience with platform integration, vehicle deployment and autonomous fleet management.
In November 2017, a project involving Ifsttar, Inria, Isae-Supaero, Michelin, Sector and Transpolis was approved by the French Interdepartmental Endowment Fund Unique Interministerial Fund (FUI), supported by CARA and Aerospace Valley cluster organizations. Iveco Bus received a subsidy from the French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes....