Three companies engaged at the beginning of CityMobil2 to deliver vehicles to be demonstrated in five European cities for a six-month period until 2016. Two companies, Robosoft and EasyMile, were selected to deliver a fleet of six automated vehicles each.
The three manufacturer companies are:
|2GetThere Sustainable Mobility Solutions
2getthere markets and develops Automated People Mover Systems for personal and group transportation, which provide efficient, high quality, tailored transport solutions. 2getthere has a worldwide exclusive license for the application of FROG-technology in people mover applications and owns the rights to the products ParkShuttle (GRT, Group Rapid Transit) and CyberCab (PRT, Personal Rapid Transit). 2getthere builds on 15 years of experience gathered through projects at Schiphol Airport (the Netherlands), Business Park Rivium (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Floriade 2002 and most recently at Masdar City (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates). The Schiphol GRT Application opened in 1997 was the world’s first Automated People Mover System without physical guidance, while the Masdar City application is the world’s first PRT system to open for the general public in 2010.
||Robosoft advanced robotic solutions
Robosoft, established in 1985 by INRIA researchers, is a supplier of Advanced Robotics Solutions throughout Europe and beyond. Based in the south west of France, Robosoft has a unique experience in robotics, more precisely in subsets integration and automatic control, providing operational robotic solutions in various areas, among other, transport of goods and people. In CityMobil Rome demonstration Robosoft installed two full automatic vehicles, 28 persons each. Other installations: in 2008, three vehicles were installed at Vulcania theme park (France); in 2002, five vehicles were installed at Simserhof park (France); since 1999, 20 CyCab vehicles are available for INRIA and LASMEA (Laboratoire des Sciences et Matériaux pour l’Electronique et d’Automatique).
EasyMile SAS is a company formed in June 2014 by the joint venture of two leading transport automation companies, Robosoft Technology PTE Ltd (holder of the company Robosoft Driverless Solutions and Robosoft Services Robots) and Driveplanet SAS (holder of the Ligier Group, creator of the autonomous vehicle VIPA). EasyMile core objectives are to market and sell autonomous vehicles in the world. Its activities cover:
- Marketing of autonomous vehicles named EasyMile, such as the cybercar EZ-10
- Design and manufacturing of autonomous ground transportation vehicles
- Aftersales and maintenance of autonomous vehicles
- Design, manufacturing and sales of autonomous vehicles systems also called ARTS
- Design, research and development, integration and editing of on-board robotics software for the localisation and the monitoring of autonomous vehicles