ULTIMO completes first set of trials for last-mile logistics in Geneva  

In October and November 2023, Transports publics genevois (TPG) has completed a trial utilising use cases that were developed in the SHOW project, in order to prepare for the ULTIMO LaaS deployment in Geneva.

Already for the last four years, starting within the AVENUE project, TPG (Transports Publics Genevois) provided regular public transportation services with fully automated vehicles in the Estate.  

For the tests, EU-project SHOW (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) LaaS use cases were used, whereby TPG used the excess capacity of the public transportation vehicles (when the passenger demand was low). 

The use cases as developed by SHOW over the previous years have set the complete framework and describe the activities of the different Mega and Satellite sites of SHOW. At the same time, they also set the functional requirements that have been translated in technical requirements of the project’s system architecture. All SHOW use cases are available on the project website.  

Transporting goods to hospitals 

In Geneva, the AVs delivered different types of goods such as laundry and equipment to various sites, ranging from care homes and hospitals to laboratories. This experience allowed to have a first hands-on idea of the requirements and issues on charting of AVs, and the needs for the tools we target in ULTIMO.  

After two months of testing the service was stopped, to further analyse and document the lessons learned in order to further develop the LaaS use cases the ULTIMO project is currently working on, together with TPG, Ovo and ZF.

The exchange between ULTIMO and SHOW serves as perfect example of how collaboration between EU projects can serve as meaningful knowledge and experience exchange, advancing project progress and outcomes.

Find out more about the Geneva deployment site: https://ultimo-he.eu/deployment-sites-belle-idee-estate-geneva/