January 8, 2019 — Las Vegas
Transdev, ZF and e.GO Announce Partnership to Develop Shared Autonomous Mobility
Transdev, a leading operator and global integrator of mobility solutions is partnering with ZF, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, and e.GO, the manufacturer of electric vehicles. Together, the partners are developing a new shared autonomous mobility solution by integrating the e.GO Mover shuttle with the Autonomous Transport System by Transdev.
The e.GO Moove GmbH joint venture (which partners e.GO and ZF) is providing the e.GO Mover, a fully electric, connected and automated shuttle. ZF is equipping this people mover with electric drive systems, steering systems and brakes as well as ZF’s ProAI central computer (using artificial intelligence) and sensors which enable automated driving functions. Transdev, through its global Autonomous Transport System (ATS by Transdev) will provide its supervision system, connected infrastructure and client application. The partners’ integrated solution will offer the market’s best quality of service and overall passenger experience while ensuring safety of passengers, which remains the first priority of both partners.
The partners will start working together immediately to provide a fully functional solution by 2020, with priority markets in France and Germany.
Yann Leriche, CEO of Transdev North America and Head of Autonomous Transportation Systems, stated: “We are convinced that public transport will lead and be the first-place where real autonomous services will be developed and available for the general public. This partnership with ZF and e.GO is a great opportunity to enrich our existing mobility solutions with new autonomous vehicles in order to offer the best solutions to our clients.”
“Automation, electrification and networking are critical enablers as the transport of people and goods continually increase in urban centers. With our extensive systems competence, ZF is enabling and shaping next-generation mobility,” says Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG. “Novel urban mobility choices like Ride-Hailing are one of the biggest drivers behind the development of autonomous driving.”
Transdev, which provides 11 million passenger trips per day, operates in 20 countries and is committed to leading the way in mobility services by using fleets of shared autonomous vehicles that meet the highest standards for safety, quality of service and customer experience. With 3.5 million passengers transported in autonomous shuttles and 1.6 million km (1 million miles) traveled across Australia, Canada, France, Netherlands and the United States, Transdev is the leader in operating shared autonomous mobility services.
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of 146,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In2017, ZF achieved sales of €36.4 billion. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. The company invests more than six percent of its sales in research and development annually – in particular for the development of efficient and electric drivelines and also in striving for a world without accidents. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.