Driverless EasyMile Bus Coming to California and Singapore

Driverless EasyMile Bus Coming to California and Singapore -

EasyMile, a French company intends to bring one of its electric buses without driver EZ10 with the model in a business park California and a park in Singapore. The driverless electric buses should be running on all electric and is totally autonomous since it has not even wheel. The company plans to have about 100 to 0 EZ10 units in service in 2017.

EZ10 was not designed to run on public roads. Instead it is designed to operate on a contained environment with pre-defined route such as airports, city centers and business parks. However, do not worry because it is capable of running on asphalt.

EZ10 is powered by a lithium-ion battery that is able to fully charge in 8 hours. It can work up to 12 hours and can travel up to 80 km or 50 miles on a single charge with a speed of up to 20 km / h or 12 mph and a top speed of 40 km / h (25 mph).

EZ10 collects data on the basis of information gathered by lidar, video, global positioning system Differential (DGPS) and odometry sensor which is able to estimate the change in position over time. The vehicle is also designed to protect against piracy, as it will stop automatically when there is a request for execution on a different route of the road that is already configured. In addition to this communication fleet management system is encrypted and the vehicle safety system is designed to be separate from the computer network.

EZ10 trial run begins in December and will last for about two weeks 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) along the loop 101-ha (250 ac) Bay Gardens Park in Singapore . It is planned to fully deploy in mid 2016. Moreover, the EZ10 trial in California will take place in the business park in San Ramon Bishop Ranch and it will be from mid 2016.

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