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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Shuttle

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Shuttle
Location
London, United Kingdom
Date
From to
Length
1 km
Project details

What

This pilot, operated by Keolis, provided an AV service for the visitors of the Olympic Park. It had four stops at fixed stations, was frequency-based and followed a fixed-route. The shuttle was wheelchair accessible. Along its route, the shuttle encountered pedestrians crossing and had to adapt its speed according to them.

Why

This pilot was the first trial open to the public in the UK. The aim was to test AV technology to eventually provide a first and last mile solution.

© Keolis. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Shuttle.

© Keolis. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Shuttle.

Regulatory Framework

Because the pilot was tested on a private site open to the public, only a local approval was necessary.

Results & Evaluation

By the end of the trial 1,536 passengers had been transported and the shuttle travelled a total distance of 460km on an average operational speed of 12km/h.

© Keolis. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Shuttle - Map

© Keolis. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Shuttle - Map

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Lexicon

7 words explained

platooning

Also known as flocking. A collection of (automated) vehicles that travel together, actively coordinated in formation. Platoons decrease the distances between vehicles using electronic, and possibly mechanical, coupling. Platooning allows many vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously.

urban setting

High density environment with an efficient high capacity public transport system with good capillarity and high frequencies.

suburban setting

Medium density environment with a good public transport system with radial connections to the city center, but lower capillarity and frequencies. This setting includes suburban cities.

small cities

Small, isolated city with an own public transport system and <100K inhabitants.

rural

Low-density environment, small cities and villages with poor public transport services mainly connecting the villages.

SAE level

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) levels define the level of vehicle autonomy, or in other words, how much human intervention is still needed for an automated vehicle to operate. Currently, five SAE levels have been defined: Level 0: Automated system issues warnings and may momentarily intervene but has no sustained vehicle control. Level 1 (hands on): Driver and automatic system share vehicle control. The driver must be ready to retake full control at any time. Level 2 (hands off): The automated system takes full control of the vehicle (accelerating, braking, and steering). The driver must monitor the driving and be prepared to intervene immediately at any time if the automated system fails to respond properly. Level 3 (eyes off): The automated system takes full control of the vehicle (accelerating, braking, and steering). The driver must monitor the driving and be prepared to intervene immediately at any time if the automated system fails to respond properly. Level 4 (mind off): As level 3, but no driver attention is ever required for safety, e.g. the driver may safely go to sleep or leave the driver's seat. Level 5 (steering wheel optional): No human intervention is required at all. An example would be a robotic taxi.

V2X

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is the passing of information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect the vehicle, and vice versa.