Autonomous Shuttle Bus Trial by Perrone Robotics and Albemarle County, VA Successfully Completed

Perrone Robotics, Inc. (PRI), in collaboration with Albemarle County today successfully concluded a three-month trial period of free public demonstration rides on the AVNU (“Autonomous Vehicle, Neighborhood Use”) shuttle.

The AVNU shuttle is classified as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV), and has industry-leading perception and guidance capabilities provided by PRI. AVNU drove fully autonomously (with safety monitor) on public roads within Crozet, navigating the vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic through intersections and roundabouts.

AVNU is based on a Polaris GEM e6 vehicle retrofitted with PRI’s TONY (TO Navigate You) autonomous transit kit that is available to be applied to a wide range of transit vehicles