Mobileye’s AV Platform Begins Street Testing in Germany

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Mobileye has announced the in-traffic testing of its fully autonomous no-driver system, known as Mobileye Drive™, in Germany. This significant milestone involves Deutsche Bahn (DB) introducing the platform in six on-demand shuttles in Darmstadt and Offenbach. The KIRA project aims to expand this service, potentially including rural areas within the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) service area.

Key Highlights

  • Autonomous Future: Mobileye Drive™ is designed for various operational design domains (ODDs), allowing it to be versatile and adaptable.
  • Regulatory Approval: The platform successfully met Germany’s strict “national type approval for motor vehicles with a fully automated driving function,” known as AFGBV.
  • Collaboration with Deutsche Bahn: The project marks the integration of autonomous shuttles in public transport, albeit without passengers initially.
  • Broader Impact: Mobileye Drive™’s success is poised to influence AV testing regulations globally.
Mobileye’s AV Platform Begins Street Testing in Germany

Mobileye Drive™ is a versatile platform, designed to work across different operational design domains (ODDs). Its successful regulatory approval highlights its robustness and potential for wider application. This project is part of a broader initiative to address urban challenges like parking congestion, pollution, and inadequate public transportation services.

Track Record and Future Plans

Mobileye’s partnership with Deutsche Bahn is not its first venture into rigorous regulatory environments. The company has consistently met and shaped industry expectations, combining extensive research with practical implementation.

Earlier in 2024, Mobileye Drive™ announced its upcoming testing and validation in Zagreb, Croatia, in collaboration with Project 3 Mobility. The platform has also been tested in Munich and Austin, in partnership with the VW group. Mobileye’s commitment to safety was reinforced at the first Global NCAP Forum, demonstrating the company’s dedication to meeting the highest regulatory standards.

Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

Autonomous MaaS solutions, such as on-demand shuttles, are pivotal to the future of mobility. They offer the potential to address challenges faced by public transport operators, including driver shortages and the need for cost-efficient services. By integrating autonomous vehicles, communities can improve mobility access while meeting regulatory demands.

Mobileye’s progress in Germany showcases a vision of reimagined public transportation, turning ambitious ideas into reality. As demand for safe, efficient mobility solutions grows, Mobileye continues to lead the way with its cutting-edge autonomous technology.

By spearheading autonomous vehicle testing and collaborating with major public transport operators, Mobileye is shaping the future of urban mobility, offering scalable and safe solutions to meet the evolving needs of cities worldwide.

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