eVersum has signed a partnership with autonomous vehicle software developer Oxa. Focus? Designing, developing and producing shared autonomous passenger vehicles. These vehicles will be offered to public transport operators in Europe and the US, with the first being autonomous city ‘eShuttles’, eVersum states.

Oxa and eVersum are working towards an initial deployment of the eShuttles featuring Oxa Driver software in the UK, set to be announced later this year.

eVersum and Oxa collaborates for autonomous passenger vehicles

eVersum is active in the manufacturing of future-looking electric vehicles, with a portfolio of three models so far: the eShuttle, the eTrain and the eCity (that, as it was announced in January 2021, is currently being developed in cooperation with Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG). In summer 2021 the company announced a deal with US battery supplier Microvast. In late 2021, eVersum announced a cooperation with Rocsys in developing autonomous charging of eShuttles .

Announced at this year’s Busworld 2023 Europe exhibition, this new will see eVersum produce autonomous-ready electric base vehicles, featuring Oxa Driver, Oxa’s autonomy software, along with sensors and computing technology integrated directly on the production line.

eVersum’s eShuttle carries up to 20 seated passengers and has capacity for a maximum of 50 people (with standing), and is a low-noise, zero-emission electric vehicle designed for on-road and public transport applications. It offers passenger comforts such as kneeling-stop capabilities and flexible seating, as well as latest-generation information system options to meet today’s needs of transit operators, the supplier says.

Oxa and eVersum aim to create a turnkey shuttle solution that offers “safe, efficient, and reliable shared autonomous transportation options for the future, whilst enabling transit operators to reduce costs, improve safety and extend service to previously inaccessible routes”.

The cooperation eVersum – Oxa

“We are thrilled to be working with eVersum to deploy safe, secure and efficient autonomy where it is needed most,” said Gavin Jackson, CEO at Oxa. “At Oxa, we believe next-generation shuttling can deliver vital benefits to cities and industries, and this partnership represents a momentous step forward for the future of self-driving technology. Together we will transform the autonomous vehicle market with cost-effective, low-carbon turnkey solutions”.

“As a leading specialist and OEM dedicated to electric commercial vehicles, eVersum has invested years in rigorous research and development, and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with AD-pioneer, Oxa, as we jointly embark on this exciting journey into the future of mobility”, said Holger Postl, CEO of eVersum. “We’re delighted to have found a partner who aligns with our visions and priorities that include the real-life deployment of AD-shuttles in public transport operations.”

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