Intel subsidiary Mobileye, Transdev Autonomous Transport System (Transdev ATS), and Lohr Group are collaborating to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles. The companies are integrating Mobileye’s self-driving system into Lohr Group’s i-Cristal electric shuttle, with plans to integrate it into public transportation fleets of self-driving shuttles globally, starting in Europe.
“Our collaboration with Transdev ATS and Lohr Group serves to grow Mobileye’s global footprint as the autonomous vehicle (AV) technology partner of choice for pioneers in the transportation industry,” says Johann Jungwirth, vice president of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) at Mobileye.
Transdev ATS Executive Vice President Patricia Villoslada adds, “This collaboration between Transdev ATS, Lohr Group, and Mobileye will enable us to deploy autonomous vehicles in public transportation networks at scale, thanks to the combination of the complementary cutting-edge technologies and strong industrial expertise of the three partners.”
Marie-José Navarre, vice president of Lohr Group, says, “Our common goal is to quickly provide to clients autonomous shuttles that could be easily and efficiently implemented in cities.”
The three companies will test vehicles on roadways in France and Israel, aiming to ready designs for production by 2022. The companies expect to deploy self-driving i-Cristal shuttles in public transportation networks by 2023. The shuttles hold up to 16 passengers, are fully accessible via ramps, and can travel up to 30mph.
Lohr Group https://lohr.fr
Transdev Autonomous Transport System https://www.transdev.com
Next-generation autonomous trucking systems
Plus (formerly Plus.ai), will equip the next generation of its autonomous truck driving system with the Nvidia Drive Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC). The company plans to roll out the system in 2022 across the U.S., China, and Europe. Plus is starting mass production of its autonomous driving system for heavy trucks this year, and will expand its feature set and operating design using over-the-air software updates.
“Enormous computing power is needed to process the trillions of operations that our autonomous driving system runs every fraction of a second. Nvidia Orin is a natural choice for us and the close collaboration with the Nvidia team on a custom design for our system helps us achieve our commercialization goals,” says Plus CTO and Co-founder Hao Zheng.
Nvidia’s Orin can deliver 254 trillion operations per second. Orin is also designed for ISO 26262 Functional Safety ASIL-D at the system level – vital for safety-critical applications.