15 oct 18
Fil d'Actus

Autonomous shuttles coming to Brussels Airport

In 2015, Brussels Airport and public transport company De Lijn entered into a partnership to deploy self-driving shuttles at the airport. Further study and a tender between five different suppliers of autonomous vehicles ultimately led to the choice for 2getthere. The first shuttles should enter operation from 2021 onwards.

In the autumn of 2019, 2getthere will be conducting the first vehicle tests at its test site in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Upon successful completion, the first self-driving bus will arrive at Brussels Airport in the beginning of 2020 for further test drives at the airport. Upon a positive evaluation of the first testing phase, De Lijn and Brussels Airport Company can deploy the self-driving shuttle from 2021.

Once operational, De Lijn will be responsible for the costs associated with people who travel by public transport (De Lijn, MIVB/STIB, NMBS/SNCB) to the airport. The airport operator will foot the costs for the transport of persons who come to the airport by other means of transport (staff, visitors or passengers).

Image source: 2getthere

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck