13 Oct 2021

Karlsruhe: Autonomous Driving Test Field

Karlsruhe is an important model region for mobility and is home to many innovations. One of the most exciting projects in Karlsruhe is the "EVA Shuttle" project.

Ride in E.V.A shuttle
In the video you can see how the ride with an autonomous EVA shuttle works.

The aim of the research project is to develop a public transport mobility concept that is to be evaluated by means of an overall system-oriented fleet test under real conditions. The EVA Shuttle project tests connected and driverless minibuses in the city, with a safety driver on hand at all times. The networked and autonomously driving mini-buses are being developed for the last mile from the bus stop to the front door. The vehicles move freely in regular road traffic, where they act independently and react to pedestrians, cyclists and motorized means of transport. Orders are placed on-demand via the "eva-shuttle" app. The project is so far unique in Germany.

A consortium of five partners is involved in the EVA-Shuttle research project: In addition to the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, these are Robert Bosch GmbH, Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH, TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH and the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary ioki GmbH.

More information about the Autonomous Driving Test Field and the public transport research project EVA Shuttle is available at https://www.eva-shuttle.de/.