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Self-driving Route 12 temporarily not operated


Route 12 with its self-driving shuttle in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, can temporarily not be operated, as a smooth and safe operation cannot be guaranteed with the current vehicle. Together with the manufacturer, the Swiss Transit Lab is working at full speed to examine solutions and alternatives in order to resume operation as quickly as possible.


Route 12: On the road again with a new shuttle and a world premiere


The "Route 12" project with its self-driving bus in the Swiss Transit Lab in the Swiss Canton of Schaffhausen has taken another important step in the direction of a scheduled bus service today: the 11-seater vehicle – a new shuttle with 4x4 drive – has officially started operating the entire route between Neuhausen city centre and the Rhine Falls basin today. The track also includes the steepest public transport route in the world ever mastered by a self-driving vehicle. This was after an unfortunate incident occurred between the self-driving bus and a cyclist on 2nd of June. This incident was thoroughly analysed and subsequently approval for further operation was given.


Trapeze operations control system is ready for self-driving vehicles - successful integration by Bernmobil


Neuhausen am Rheinfall, 14 January 2019 – The Trapeze affiliate AMoTech with headquarters in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, offers a solution enabling self-driving vehicles to be integrated in operations control systems. This allows public transport companies to monitor and dispatch self-driving vehicles together with the other vehicles in their fleets. In the Swiss capital of Berne, a self-driving vehicle is scheduled to enter service with this solution in the spring of 2019.


Milestone reached in public transport: self-driving bus integrated for the first time ever in an operations control system


The “Line 12” project related to the self-driving bus of the Swiss Transit Lab in Neuhausen am Rheinfall today made another step towards regular scheduled operation of the self-driving bus: Today, the vehicle seating 11 passengers started operating in the town centre of Neuhausen am Rheinfall – integrated in the operations control system of the public transport authority of Schaffhausen (Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen, VBSH). This means that with immediate effect, the public at large may also use the bus.


Self-driving bus in the streets starting this March


This is the latest news about the automated shuttle bus in Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Regular scheduled services are fast approaching. As early as in mid-March this year, people may spot the 11-seat vehicle in the streets of central Neuhausen. This means that for the first time ever, a self-driving vehicle is being integrated in an operations control system of a public transport authority.