Autonomous Mobility

Autonomous vehicles are the cornerstone of a rapidly changing mobility landscape.

Our goal is to help clients launch autonomous operations that blend seamlessly with existing mobility options, expand connections within your community and enhance the footprint of public transit.

Transdev, capitalizing on decades of management and operational expertise, is developing and deploying AV solutions to help solve mobility challenges for cities, towns and communities in North America and around the world.

We’re launching autonomous mobility solutions that blend seamlessly with existing networks to expand the scope of public transit — connecting people to transit systems (first/last mile options) and better serving city centers, tourist attractions, airports, universities, corporate campuses and planned communities.

Transdev has multiple AV shuttle deployments in Florida and one in Denver, as well as several deployments in France, Australia, and other countries.

Olympic Park in Montreal has been the location for a few AV pilots over the last few years. Our second pilot was conducted from June to December of 2018. And most recently, a new milestone was reached in the summer of 2019 when two shuttles operated in dense urban areas in the middle of normal traffic, between the Olympic Park and the Maisonneuve Market: a first in Canada! Thousands of passengers were able to experience the shuttles and join us for the arrival of the mobility of the future.

We have strong AV partnerships with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, EasyMile, Lohr, Nayva, Torc Robotics, ZF, e.GO and other autonomous vehicle leaders.

1.6M km traveled by Transdev AVs

3.5+ Million passengers transported by Transdev AVs

Delivering Solutions to Our Clients

Autonomous shuttles bring new challenges that require new skill sets. We are committed to helping clients effectively navigate the many technical aspects of operating them.

We believe that shared autonomous transport is set to radically change the way we travel and, on a broader scale, the way we live through flexible, personalized and on-demand services, easy access to options and reduced noise and air pollution. Many transit agencies are committed to deploying autonomous shuttles as a means of learning about technical, safety and passenger experience considerations and we stand ready to help them.

Working with clients, we apply our understanding of the needs of each region to the gradual and successful integration of these technologies into public transport networks.

Manufacturer expertise

Knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of vehicle manufacturers

Maintenance

Digital and traditional maintenance for optimal fleet performance

Routing

Sophisticated routing algorithms and dispatch technology to optimize fleet management

App enabled

Mobile apps to deliver a seamless passenger experience with AVs and between modes

Control center

Digital control centers to monitor vehicle condition (tire pressure, temperature, battery status) and to interact with passengers

Safety

Best practices for safety and security

Compliance expertise

Extensive knowledge on regulations, legal issues, risk management and insurance options

Special care

Expertise adapting AVs for passengers with special needs

A Global Partner for Autonomous Mobility

In hundreds of cities across 20 countries, we have helped clients expand their mobility ecosystems through more than a dozen modes of transit. Now, that continues into a new era of mobility with autonomous vehicles.

In the heart of Montreal

As part of a global pilot program, Transdev experimented in Canada (Montreal) from June 21 to August 4, 2019 with autonomous shuttles on open lanes, in a dense urban environment, in the middle of normal traffic. The route: connecting the Olympic Park metro station and the busy Marché Maisonneuve. The circuit represented a one-way journey of 1.4 km, completed in about 6 minutes with an average shuttle speed of 15 km/h. On board, as always, were Transdev’s operators, who were responsible for the safety of the entire system, as well as welcoming and informing passengers. Since then, requests have been coming in to develop similar pilots for all of the other Canadian provinces.

Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab

In Rouen, in Normandy region of France, we have partnered with our client Metropole Rouen Normandy, Renault-Nissan and others to launch a fleet of on-demand autonomous vehicles running on public roads, a first in Europe. The service includes five autonomous all-electric vehicles, comprised of four Renault ZOE all-electric cars equipped with Renault and Transdev technologies. They run on three circuits covering a distance of ten kilometres, connecting Rouen’s Technopole du Madrillet (Saint Etienne du Rouvray), a tech business cluster. To the city’s robust public transportation system.

Babcock Ranch, Fort Myers, Florida

Transdev is operating the first AV network in the country at Babcock Ranch, a new completely solar-powered town in Southwest Florida. Transdev and Kitson & Partners, the town’s developers, share a vision for the future of mobility that will be shared, sustainable and autonomous. The long-term goal is to deliver Mobility as a Service (subscription mobility) solutions that will give residents and visitors an easy way to choose how to get around town on multiple modes. We are operating on-demand AV service today, and will integrate more modes as the city expands.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

In Rotterdam, Netherlands, our Connexxion subsidiary operates an autonomous shuttle system that transports 2,400 people per day from the metro to a business park.

Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville will become the latest city in Florida to launch Transdev’s AV operations with a new route connecting passengers from the University of Florida to Downtown Gainesville. The new service will serve as a public transit supplement to existing fixed-route, traditional service. Regular service is expected to begin this summer with a dedicated operator on board to ensure a smooth startup, with eventual plans to have the vehicle operate with full autonomy.

Paris-Saclay

An autonomous transport service is currently being developed in the Paris-Saclay area with a view to providing a mobility service between Massy station, the residential areas between Camille Claudel and Palaiseau and the Polytechnique/Paris-Saclay campus. The key points of this project lie in the integration of the service within the public transport network and in the trialling of the connected infrastructure and the system’s Control Centre, with a physical operator in the loop.

In the heart of Montreal

As part of a global pilot program, Transdev experimented in Canada (Montreal) from June 21 to August 4, 2019 with autonomous shuttles on open lanes, in a dense urban environment, in the middle of normal traffic. The route: connecting the Olympic Park metro station and the busy Marché Maisonneuve. The circuit represented a one-way journey of 1.4 km, completed in about 6 minutes with an average shuttle speed of 15 km/h. On board, as always, were Transdev’s operators, who were responsible for the safety of the entire system, as well as welcoming and informing passengers. Since then, requests have been coming in to develop similar pilots for all of the other Canadian provinces.

Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab

In Rouen, in Normandy region of France, we have partnered with our client Metropole Rouen Normandy, Renault-Nissan and others to launch a fleet of on-demand autonomous vehicles running on public roads, a first in Europe. The service includes five autonomous all-electric vehicles, comprised of four Renault ZOE all-electric cars equipped with Renault and Transdev technologies. They run on three circuits covering a distance of ten kilometres, connecting Rouen’s Technopole du Madrillet (Saint Etienne du Rouvray), a tech business cluster. To the city’s robust public transportation system.

Babcock Ranch, Fort Myers, Florida

Transdev is operating the first AV network in the country at Babcock Ranch, a new completely solar-powered town in Southwest Florida. Transdev and Kitson & Partners, the town’s developers, share a vision for the future of mobility that will be shared, sustainable and autonomous. The long-term goal is to deliver Mobility as a Service (subscription mobility) solutions that will give residents and visitors an easy way to choose how to get around town on multiple modes. We are operating on-demand AV service today, and will integrate more modes as the city expands.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

In Rotterdam, Netherlands, our Connexxion subsidiary operates an autonomous shuttle system that transports 2,400 people per day from the metro to a business park.

Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville will become the latest city in Florida to launch Transdev’s AV operations with a new route connecting passengers from the University of Florida to Downtown Gainesville. The new service will serve as a public transit supplement to existing fixed-route, traditional service. Regular service is expected to begin this summer with a dedicated operator on board to ensure a smooth startup, with eventual plans to have the vehicle operate with full autonomy.

Paris-Saclay

An autonomous transport service is currently being developed in the Paris-Saclay area with a view to providing a mobility service between Massy station, the residential areas between Camille Claudel and Palaiseau and the Polytechnique/Paris-Saclay campus. The key points of this project lie in the integration of the service within the public transport network and in the trialling of the connected infrastructure and the system’s Control Centre, with a physical operator in the loop.

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