SHOW has entered its final year. The 70 project partners are working at full speed to deliver the best-shared automation models for advanced urban transportation. The latest venue to showcase their innovative technology was the Trikala Christmas Park (Greece), where SHOW’s automated delivery robots delivered children’s Christmas letters to Santa.
The SHOW consortium is close to achieving its ambitious goal: to develop disruptive technologies for shared automation operating models for efficient, sustainable and interconnected transport of people and goods. The latest milestone achieved was the successful presentation of the YAPE automated delivery robots to the public at the Trikala Christmas market.
The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), e-Trikala and the University of Genoa (UNIGE) are the partners behind these machines that operated during the holiday at the Trikala Thematic Christmas Park. The YAPES took the children’s letters to the Elf Post Office to Santa Claus. After this accomplishment, the robots are engaged in delivering small packages and newspapers.
Leading the way to automated urban mobility
In a record period of three years, SHOW partners have turned turned their project’s name into a benchmark for mobility in Europe. Two of the main verticals of the project are user acceptance and ability to replicate the project’s results on a global scale. To guarantee that both goals are met, 70 automated vehicles, including robotaxis, buses and shuttles, are being developed in several European cities. The demonstrations take place in different scenarios, like adverse weather conditions, to ensure optimal transferability of the results. All vehicles are tested by the public to get a first-hand experience and to implement the relevant changes for a smooth user experience.
With one more year ahead, the different pilot sites are finishing fine-tuning the demos. To follow the progress of the project, visit the SHOW website.
SHOW has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875530.