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The Urbanloop project imagined by engineering students in Nancy has taken a new step. A clean individual urban transport project, selected like twenty other files to be presented at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024. Until then, Urbanloop’s electric capsules will attempt to beat the world record for the lowest energy consumption for an autonomous vehicle on rails. #IlsOntLaSolution
To enter the history of transport, there is nothing like a world record. This is what the Urbanloop project teams will attempt on May 28. The record for the lowest energy consumption for an autonomous vehicle running on rails. Objective: one kilometer for less than a euro cent, at a speed of 60 km / h. On the Tomblaine site in Meurthe-et-Moselle where the Urbanloop project now has a six-kilometer test loop, we are preparing for the attempt, but the stakes go far beyond. Everyone is convinced that their system of electric capsules using artificial intelligence could well foreshadow the urban transport of tomorrow.
Imagined by engineering students from Nancy, the project today involves nine schools, three laboratories, an institute and around a hundred students, with an annual budget of 500,000 euros. Urbanloop was selected like twenty other projects within the framework of the call for innovations on mobilities of the Ministry of Transport to be presented during the Games olympics and paralympics Paris 2024, where these funny solo or duo capsules mounted on rails will perhaps transport the athletes.
A project that is already of interest beyond our borders. But before seeing Urbanloop one day in our cities, there is still a long way to go towards an approval of this means of transport, particularly in terms of safety. “What is required before starting work is to be able to identify the risks, and show where we are providing solutions to respond to these risks. We would be able to submit a preliminary safety file quickly, within six months, a year, to obtain an authorization to start work. After that, it takes another one to two years to carry out all the tests before commissioning.“, explains confident Gaëtan Lefebvre, safety manager of the Urbanloop project.
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– UrbanLoop (@UrbanLoop_Nancy) May 21, 2021