Bluewaters Island will feature a 2.6 kilometer connection to the Dubai Metro with 25 autonomous vehicles providing a capacity of 3,350 passengers per hour initially. A trip will take approximately 4.5 minutes and contribute to Dubai’s objective to have 25% of all trips completed by automated systems by 2035.
From 2018 2getthere’s autonomous ParkShuttle in the city of Capelle aan den IJssel will be transformed in the world’s first autonomous system operating on public roads without safety driver or steward. Currently the system carries over 2,400 passengers daily; with the extension of the route and the introduction of operations in the weekends, this number is likely to increase significantly.
Within the Amsterdam Lelylaan study, a new multimodal transport hub with 2getthere’s Shared Autonomous Vehicles is advised. The pods provide a shorter connection to Amsterdam centre, with a high service level. The Shared Autonomous Vehicles ensure the number of cars is reduced, sustainability and liveability are improved and parking can be converted to value adding purposes.
2getthere and Hsin-Chu Seamless Joint Co., Ltd. (Hsin-Jie) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 30th, 2015 for the Hsinchu GRT connection. The system would connect the local rail stations, Tsing Hha University and Hsinchu Science Park. Due to a change in local governement the realization of the system is on hold currently.
November 28th, 2010 marks the first day of operations of the Masdar City PRT system. Masdar City is officially opened just 3 days earlier, with the system certified by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transportation. Using 10 vehicles, seating up to 4 adults and 2 children each, the system carries over 12,000 passengers in its first month which has grown to over 40,000 passengers per month currently.
In 2001 the decision is made to renew the system at Rivium, by extending the route, adding 3 stations and introducing 6 new 2nd generation vehicles accommodating up to 24 passengers per vehicle. The system now features 3 at-grade crossings for car traffic as well as 2 crossings for pedestrians only. The system is taken into use early December 2006.
In 2005 the 2nd generation GRT was used at the opening of the Hessing showroom in Utrecht. The driverless vehicles provided transportation towards the exclusive car dealership located in the sound barrier along the A2, mixing with car traffic on the public road. The vehicles had a safety steward on board during the 1 day demonstration to ensure the safety.
On the streets of Delft a demonstration was provided to interest potential students in technical studies (at the TU Delft). Interacting with bikes on the streets along the canals, the steward never had to intervene despite the intensive bike traffic.
In 2004 the city of Antibes hosted the closing conference of the CyberCars and CyberMove EU-research programs on driverless vehicles. The 2nd generation GRT provided a demonstration on the Avenue du Verdun in the port of Antibes during two weeks. All local schools visited the driverless vehicles, with a high speed test and emergency braking demonstrated during the conference.
As a division of one of the premier suppliers of Automated Guided Vehicles for factories, 2getthere demonstrates the 2nd generation GRT vehicle during the annual FTS Fachtagung in Hannover, Germany. Operating amongst the pedestrians the vehicle is only operational for a single day, featuring a safety steward to intervene when required.
During the Electric Vehicle exhibition in Monte Carlo in 2003 the new 2nd generation GRT vehicle is introduced. Operating at the exhibition grounds on the Formula 1 circuit adjacent to the swimming pool in the port of Monaco, the vehicle operates amongst the visitors of the 4-day exhibition. For safety there is an attendant on-board, who did not have to intervene at all.
From April till October 2002, 25 Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) vehicles provided transportation to the top of Big Spotters’ Hill at the horticultural exhibition Floriade. The vehicles used a 700-meter track spiraling up the hill to transport passengers between the bottom and top stations. A round trip with the Floriade PRT system was priced at 2,5€. The duration of a single trip was just over 4 minutes.
Business park Rivium
The Parkshuttle connects the subway station Kralingse Zoom and business park Rivium in the city of Capelle aan den IJssel. A pilot operated between February 1999 to November 2001, with the system being extended and replaced with six 2nd generation vehicles in 2006. In the pilot phase the system consists of just 2 stations and a single lane track featuring passeing locations.
In 1997 four ParkShuttles were delivered at Schiphol Airport’s long term parking lot P3, to improve the service to airline-passengers and to support Schiphol’s brand image. The track consisted of two loops of 1 kilometer each, featuring 3 stations per loop. During the lifespan of the system several surveys showed great passenger satisfaction and the system proved very reliable.