Gjesdal is a small municipality close to Stavanger, the energy capital of Norway. The pilot route runs between residential detached house area located on top of a hill and a commercial area located in a valley, serving local shoppers and school kids. The central area that has gone through an award winning urban regeneration from 2014.

Municipality of Gjesdal hosts two pilots in the center of Ålgård. The first was run by Saga consortium in the summer of 2020 and the second is executed by Sensible4-Shotl consortium during the winter of 2020-2021. The Saga Consortium  has four partners: Mobility Forus, Halogen and Ramboll Management Consulting from Norway together with Spare Labs from Canada. The team is interdisciplinary and consists of the project management team and operators from Mobility Forus and a design team from Halogen. Software integration and smart transport solutions are provided by Spare. Management consulting and traffic engineers come from Ramboll Management Consulting.

Route with steep hills

The pilot route offers challenges in terms of the speed, incline of 8 % and partly restricted views on crossroads. The speed limits are between 30–50 km/hour and there are some steep hills along the route, as well as high trees. The route includes, for example, street side parking, turning left and right, one roundabout, a pedestrian bridge and 14 crossings with pedestrians.  There are no traffic lights on the route.

NAVYA robot bus with 11 seats to be tested

The autonomous shuttle conceived by NAVYA is an effective and clean mobility solution that provides a autonomous transport performance as well as a comfortable journey for the first and last mile due to the gentle navigation. The technical specifications are as follows:

  • Max cruising speed: 25 km/h
  • Operating time: 2-3 hours per charge
  • Capacity: 15 passengers (11 seats)
  • Length: 3500 mm
  • Width: 2100 mm
  • Height: 2640
  • Curb weight: 2500 kg
  • Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
  • Teleoperation capability: Yes

For more information contact:

Gjesdal Municipality
Trond Hansen
FABULOS Project Manager
Tel. +47 9750 6807

Mobility Forus
Linn Terese Marken
Managing Director
+47 902 15 738