First driverless vehicle approved to operate on public roads in Europe

Since first popping up back in 2015 with its box-on-wheels EZ10 people mover, we’ve seen EasyMile test out its vehicle in trials in more than 30 countries around the globe, many of which don’t feature a human onboard but are overseen by a remote operator. This includes testing in Singapore, the US , Finland and Australia, as the company works to position its vehicle as an autonomous transport solution for private campuses, factories, airports and planned communities…

EasyMile has been trialing its driverless shuttle at the Oncopole medical campus in Toulouse, France, operating between the main entrance and a parking lot 600 m (2,000 ft) away along a mixed traffic route shared with bikes, pedestrians, cars and buses. Having proved the safety and reliability of the service, the company has now become Europe’s first to receive authorization for Level 4 autonomy on public roads, handed down by the French government.