Canada’s first electric, autonomous shuttle will launch in Candiac, Quebec

A suburb near Montreal is going to be the first city in Canada with an autonomous shuttle

Starting in September, an electric shuttle will begin ferrying the citizens of a Montreal suburb called Candiac around the city.

The shuttle’s route begins at a park-and-ride lot and goes all the way to André-J.Côté Park. The bus follows this route until the winter kicks in, then it starts running test routes to see how well it holds up in the snow.

“A true showcase of technological advancements, the autonomous electric shuttle project put forth by Keolis Canada and NAVYA is perfectly aligned with our vision in terms of innovation and is at the heart of our 2014–2029 strategic development plan. We are extremely proud to be the first city in Canada to move forward with a project of this nature,” said Normand Dyotte the Mayor of Candiac, in a recent press release

The shuttle was manufactured by a company called NAVYA and the majority of the transportation data was handled by a company called Keolis and its Canadian subsidiary.

The shuttle will have an operator on board that can take control of it if necessary.

Source: Ville de Candiac