Mass Transit Solutions
Leapfrogging the Competition
Leveraging decades of experience with defense autonomous operations, Robotic Research entered the Commercial space and quickly became a household name among transit agencies and OEMs. The Company is the exclusive autonomy provider to New Flyer of America Inc. and is leading the wave of autonomous transit, being selected as the autonomy provider for both of the Country’s leading autonomous transit projects.
New Flyer of America Inc.
In an exclusive partnership with New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., the largest bus manufacturer in North America, we are advancing autonomous bus technology by developing and deploying advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) in heavy-duty transit bus applications.
The partnership between New Flyer and Robotic Research will result in an Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric bus equipped with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard J3016 Level 4 ADAS technology. SAE J3016 Level 4 is defined as high automation with the vehicle performing all driving tasks autonomously while actively monitoring the driving environment. The technology is currently being operated at Robotic Research closed-course facilities.
Port Authority of New York New Jersey
Robotic Research was selected by the Port Authority of NYNJ to provide autonomous technology to the busiest and most productive bus lane in the United States. Robotic Research will apply their innovative technology to increase commuter bus throughout and reduce delays on the Lincoln Tunnel Exclusive Bus Lane (XBL.) The enhanced mass transit buses will improve the commuting experience for over 70,000 daily XBL riders.
Connecticut Department of Transportation
Robotic Research was selected as the technology partner for the first automated heavy-duty transit bus deployed in revenue service. In this historic first, Robotic Research is applying their AutoDrive technology to buses for use on the CTfastrak. In partnership with New Flyer, Robotic Research is helping the Connecticut DOT bring platooning, automated precision docking, and automated steering capabilities to benefit public riders.