Last modified on June 7, 2024

AV action in the Northern parts of Europe

AV action in the Northern parts of Europe

7 June 2024

Drive Sweden has taken a closer look at driverless technologies’ reports from Northern Europe.


After establishing one of the many pilot sites for shuttles several years ago in the Stavanger region, the Public Transportation Agency (PTA) Kolumbus is now testing a full-size city bus in commercial operation on a short route in the city centre. The bus currently has one system operator and one safety driver on board (next step being to combine these roles into one person). Eventually, the technology is expected to be applied on a Bus Rapid Transit route that is currently being designed.

The Oslo PTA, Ruter, aims to replace privately owned cars in the Oslo region with up to 30,000 robotaxis by 2040, and is currently performing a test with several on-demand Nio cars retrofitted with Mobileye’s AV equipment that are reported to have handled the tough Norwegian winter quite well.


The same vehicle and AV suppliers (Karsan and Adastec) as in Stavanger have also launched a similar test with a bus in Tampere.


Scania just announced its first commercially available autonomous mining truck. Volvo Trucks has recently showcased the first purpose-built heavy truck for automation in its partnership with Aurora, and Einride has announced an expansion of its planned operations of autonomous trucks through a deal in Dubai.


In an effort to gradually remove drivers from vehicles, the local government has begun a partnership with tech company to put driverless vehicles on Luxembourg roads.

Source: The original article was published here