The MyShuttle Project brought an autonomous shuttle into regular traffic in the City of Zug. The chosen routes included speed zones up to 50 km/h and mixed traffic including public transport route buses, regular mixed city traffic, pedestrian crossings, traffic lights and even bike lanes – at the time, one of the most complex environments in Europe for this kind of vehicle.
By deliberately pushing the boundaries, invaluable insights into the operation of autonomous vehicles were gleaned.
Customer acceptance for autonomous shuttles, the integration of flexible offerings into customer information channels and evaluating the technical maturity of the current generation of vehicles were the main project goals.
The research character of this project differentiates it from other autonomous shuttle undertakings in Switzerland. Various hypotheses were tested under real world conditions during the operations in 2019. The limited technical maturity of vehicle reduced the number of project milestones that could be achieved.
Despite various setbacks, the project was a complete success. Of particular note is the progress that was made regarding technical competencies, the homologation process and vehicle operations.
During the complete project timeframe from 2017 – 2019, vast know how was accumulated. On this website, you can find a brief overview of the most essential aspects.