At Padam Mobility, thinking about the Demand-Responsive Transport of the future is already a reality with the on-demand Autonomous Vehicle (AV)
Demand-Responsive Transport meets all the use cases that require adapting supply to demand. Designed as a shared mode of transportation, the on-demand autonomous vehicle combines the advantages of the autonomous vehicle with the social, economic and ecological benefits of Demand-Responsive Transport. It is a particularly relevant solution in certain contexts:
The combination of DRT + Autonomous Vehicle provides a relevant and coherent response to the operational and service constraints of certain areas. A true complement to conventional public transport, it offers many advantages for an increasingly optimised shared transport:
* Barometer of Everyday Mobility 2020, Nicolas Hulot Foundation, 2021
Autonomous Vehicle technology includes different levels of autonomy: from the vehicle with no or almost no autonomy from the driver (e.g. limited assistance or parking assistance), to autonomy on two guiding dimensions or to almost full autonomy.
Padam Mobility solutions are independent and flexible. They can integrate all levels of autonomy compatible with autonomous shuttles and adapt to all types of fleets.
For the past two years, Padam Mobility has been placing the autonomous DRT at the heart of its R&D, with a team dedicated to innovation and experimentation. The company has already achieved several successes in this area:
Padam Mobility has added a new module to its DRT solution to be able to give directions not to a human driver but to a smart vehicle. This module dictates the ride, informs the driver when to open the doors, pick up and drop off passengers. It also manages the possible absence of passengers at the pick-up point.
On the user side, the booking interfaces are perfectly adapted to the operation of the autonomous vehicle.From the user's booking to the vehicle's reaction, everything is managed entirely by artificial intelligence.
The ULTIMO European project aims to lay the foundations for and deploy the very first large-scale, passenger-centric and economically viable on-demand public transport services. ULTIMO aims to facilitate the integration of autonomous vehicles in cities with autonomous door-to-door services for more sustainable, accessible and inclusive mobility.
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