24 Nov 21

EasyMile grabs first permit to operate at Level 4 in Europe

EasyMile EZ10.

France’s Ministry of Transport and Ecological Transportation has authorized EasyMile to provide Level 4 autonomous driving at a public test site in Toulouse. 

After demonstrating its driverless technology’s safety and reliability, EasyMile was granted a permit to launch autonomous vehicles in France, starting from September 2022. 

Supported by Toulouse Metropole and the IUCT Oncopole, the Oncopole shuttle project is using the latest V2X (vehicle to infrastructure) technology to establish communication between shuttles and traffic infrastructure. 

EZ10’s spreading all over the world

The test site in Toulouse is the Oncopole medical campus, where the public service will be run in partnership with Alstom. The test site represents a 600m route between the main entrance and the remote parking lot in Oncopole, used by pedestrians, bicycles, cars and buses. 

Witnessing rapid growth in the last 18 months, EasyMile currently offers delivery services in commercial and industrial areas in more than 30 countries. Its shuttles work in harsh weather conditions from Finland to Saudi Arabia. The EZ10 is the most deployed driverless shuttle globally. 

Image courtesy of EasyMile.

Authored by: Mufit Yilmaz Gokmen