CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Perrone Robotics, Inc., the industry’s leading provider of autonomous vehicle (AV) kits and turnkey vehicle solutions, has announced that it will expand its AV capabilities and global reach by providing the first all-electric, zero-emissions, ADA-compliant, and FMVSS-compliant autonomous vehicles (AVs) to operate in Hawaii.
The company will field multiple AVs based on GreenPower Motor Company’s EV-Star mini E-bus, outfitted with Perrone’s TONY (To Navigate You) AV product. Perrone has partnered with Sustainability Partners (SP), an Infrastructure as a Service company, to supply the AVs for operation in Hawaii. SP is under contract with the state of Hawaii to provide fleets of vehicles and related EV infrastructure.
Perrone’s TONY AV kit and underlying autonomy software are modular and allow for flexible adaptation to passenger or goods delivery based EVs. This complements SP’s mission to convert essential infrastructure into sustainable utilities. This unique pairing allows for automated passenger and goods delivery across a wide range of zero-emissions vehicles on a utility basis for deployment across the Hawaiian islands and other parts of the United States.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Sustainability Partners to bring automated zero emissions mobility to the beautiful islands of Hawaii,” said Paul Perrone, CEO of Perrone Robotics. “These automated all-electric vehicles to be deployed with ADA-compliance and that meet federal motor vehicle safety standards provide accessible mobility for all. Combining these automated EVs with Sustainability Partners’ revolutionary Infrastructure as a Service model produces a first in the industry for bringing affordable and sustainable transportation models for humankind today.”