Shared Automated Vehicles

SHARED AUTOMATED VEHICLE

Shared autonomous vehicles are enhancing the future of mobility. First Transit is leading the way in the design, implementation, safe operation, and management of shared autonomous vehicle solutions on behalf of our customers and the communities we serve. Through our growing portfolio of shared autonomous vehicle initiatives, First Transit has the experience to deliver a shared autonomous vehicle mobility solution.
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The Future Of Transportation

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

As automated vehicle technology and artificial intelligence continue to evolve, their adoption in passenger transportation is a present reality for transit agencies and private firms across the globe. Recognizing this technology’s benefits, First Transit works with clients and partners to deploy driverless vehicles as an integrated mobility solution.

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What Is A Shared Automated Vehicle

WHAT IS A SHARED AUTOMATED VEHICLE

Shared Automated Vehicles (“SAV”) are low-speed driverless vehicles that are “shared” between multiple users. An efficient alternative to privately-owned vehicles, SAVs provide a shared-ride solution for safely moving people from point A to point B.

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Practical Solutions For Automated Vehicles And Technology

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES AND TECHNOLOGY

Automated vehicles are a viable alternative to traditional buses and can be used in a number of applications and operating environments.
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What First Transit Can Do For You

WHAT FIRST TRANSIT CAN DO FOR YOU

First Transit merges six decades of passenger transportation experience with extensive experience in the shared automated vehicle space. We work with clients to determine the best solutions for their automated mobility needs.
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First Transit is a global leader in transportation services; our experience in transit systems include more than 300 locations that range in system sizes from just a few vehicles to more than a thousand. As a leading transportation provider for more than 60 years, we have the expertise to tailor solutions to your system’s needs.

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FIRST TRANSIT BRINGS AUTOMATED VEHICLE PASSENGER SHUTTLES TO DALLAS SPORTS FANS

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ARLINGTON, Texas – First Transit announces its third implementation of automated vehicle (AV) passenger shuttles in North America, launching two AV passenger shuttles for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) in Arlington, Texas.

The AV passenger shuttles will offer convenient transportation connecting sports fans heading to Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, and AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys from parking lots surrounding both stadiums.

“We are excited to be a part of the innovative mobility solution that the ACVB is bringing to the City of Arlington,” says Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. “Showcasing this new technology allows us to increase awareness by promoting connectivity, growth and vibrancy.”

First Transit will operate and provide maintenance for the initial two AV passenger shuttles. The shuttles will run on a fixed-route stopping at designated stops for all home games, connecting fans to nearby parking lots. Each AV passenger shuttle will have a First Transit customer ambassador agent onboard for passenger questions and information.

The AV passenger shuttle is designed to travel short distances using pre-programmed routes. Each shuttle is equipped with a sensor and intelligent vehicle system to detect obstacles. Each shuttle can carry 12 passengers operating for 14 hours on a single battery charge. For passengers needing additional assistance, the shuttles are equipped with a button to activate a retractable ramp.

“Milo, the name of the Arlington AV shuttles, is a prime example of the City of Arlington’s interest in the next wave of transportation technology,” said Jay Warren, marketing communications manager for the City of Arlington. “Our City Council and Mayor see an opportunity for Arlington to lead the way in implementing creative transportation solutions.