Fully electric autonomous shuttle demonstration in Canada

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A city in Québec, Canada, is hosting a long-term demonstration project for a 100 per cent electric autonomous shuttle to be used on public roads for the first time in the country.

With financial support from the Québec Government, the NAVYA autonomous electric shuttle facilitates travel and promotes the use of public transit in underserved areas, holding a 15 passenger capacity and able to operate at a maximum speed of 25 km/h - roughly 16 mph.

Set to begin operations in September, the shuttle will have an operator on board for the duration of the project to answer any questions that users might have, who will also be able to take control of the shuttle as required.

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The companies included in the project, including Keolis Canada and manufacturer NAVYA, say that the objective of the project is to contribute to the evolution of autonomous transport technology.