A pilot program that will test an autonomous electric shuttle bus service in the Montreal suburb of Terrebonne could begin in November.
That is the hope of the city’s Mayor, Stephane Berthe, who told Automotive News Canada that the project is currently awaiting approval from the Quebec Ministry of Transport and the Automobile Insurance Association of Quebec.
Navya, a company based in Lyon, France, and Keolis Canada presented the electric shuttle bus Arma in May at the UITP Global Public Transit Summit in Montreal.
“It’s not only good for Terrebonne, it’s good for anywhere in the world,” Berthe said. “It’s good for NAVYA, too, because if the shuttles work in winter, they can export it to anywhere in the world. It’s good for Terrebonne, Navya, Keolis, the Ministry of Transport in Quebec … it’s good for everybody.”