Perrone’s TONY AV Equipment brings automated mobility to “METRO Shuttle of the Future”
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Perrone Robotics, Inc. (“Perrone”), the business’s main autonomous automobile (AV) equipment and turnkey AV options supplier, has contracted with Houston METRO because the awardee in provisioning autonomy for the “METRO Shuttle of the Future”.
Perrone might be outfitting the Zeus 400, a mid-size body-on-chassis shuttle bus from Phoenix Motorcars. The Zeus 400 is compliant with the Federal Motor Automobile Security Requirements (FMVSS), Purchase America compliant, in addition to compliant with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (ADA). This award is a part of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Accelerating Modern Mobility (AIM) grant which was granted final 12 months. The bus will present autonomous shuttle service to Texas Southern College, Houston’s Third Ward, and the College of Houston.
Perrone is joined on this mission by STV and Transcend Engineers & Planners. Each teams carry distinctive and substantial expertise to the mission. STV’s 100-year design and planning historical past and ahead trying expertise imaginative and prescient lies with the power to supply operational primarily based options that join the general public to alternatives. Transcend has in depth expertise in Visitors & ITS techniques and the way new expertise interacts with established transit techniques. These sturdy companions are important within the success of the mission and bringing roadworthy AV automobiles to the Texas roads.
“We consider that the business wants extra automobiles which can be roadworthy and street prepared” mentioned Nicholas Pilipowskyj, VP of Enterprise Operations for Perrone. “Autonomous automobiles must be examined and held to the identical requirements as those we will purchase off the lot. Having a automobile that’s secure and dependable, to complement present companies, is essential to having the general public broadly settle for autonomous automobiles working with them on public roads.”
Perrone’s automobile agnostic TONY AV Equipment is modular and facilitates fast integration into present automobile platforms. This means to outfit a pre-existing automobile was a key level for the choice committee at Houston METRO. “Houston METRO, a company identified for driving transit in the direction of innovation whereas sustaining the very best stage of security, is a pure associate for us. The TONY AV equipment’s fast integration functionality, uniquely certifiable path to security and cyber-security, mixed with a wealthy historical past of confirmed and complete autonomy, positions us for fleet stage autonomous transit operations at present.” mentioned Paul Perrone, founder/CEO of Perrone Robotics. “We’re trying ahead to this visionary deployment with Houston METRO in Texas, and to offering secure and environment friendly mobility for all of Houston METRO’s companions and the Houston group.”
About Perrone Robotics, Inc.
Perrone is a number one supplier of totally automated automobile techniques. The corporate delivers mobility excellence through TONY® (quick for “TO Navigate You”), a automobile impartial retrofit equipment to be used within the automated transit of individuals and items in geo-fenced and localized operations. TONY embeds inside any automobile sort or mannequin, for any job software to supply an entire “synthetic driver” resolution that brings full autonomy in a security certifiable framework. Confirmed, piloted, and in business manufacturing, Perrone automated techniques assist business, municipal, and governmental prospects improve transportation efficiencies, improve security, and speed up zero-emission electrical automobile deployment. The corporate additionally gives a portfolio of present turnkey automated shuttles and automobiles pre-integrated with the TONY AV-Retrofit equipment.
Based greater than 100 years in the past, STV is a frontrunner in offering engineering, architectural, planning, environmental and program administration and development administration companies for transportation techniques, infrastructure, buildings, power, water and different amenities. The agency is ranked thirty fifth on Engineering Information-Document’s High 500 Design Companies checklist, thirty third on the High 100 Building Administration/PM-for-Charge Companies checklist and tenth in transportation. For extra data, go to the agency’s web site at www.stvinc.com.
About Transcend Engineers and Planners
Transcend Engineers and Planners is a Visitors Engineering & Transportation Planning agency primarily based in Houston that focuses on offering visitors, planning, tolls and ITS associated companies to public businesses together with DOTs, Transit businesses, Counties and Cities.
Media Contacts: Nick Pilipowskyj
Vice President Enterprise Operations
SOURCE Perrone Robotics Inc
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