AutoMOST wins the ITS award for autonomous and connected vehicles

Aduna, 16 July 2021

AutoMOST has won the ITS Award for autonomous and connected vehicles by ITS España.

The first autonomous Irizar ie bus is the outcome of the AutoMOST project financed by the CDTI through the CIEN programme. Avanza participated in the project as an operator alongside 11 partners, which included the Irizar Group through Irizar e-mobility and Datik.

In February, the City of Malaga and Avanza put the first zero emissions high capacity Irizar brand autonomous bus into service. It is a 12-metre-long ie bus model 100% electric zero emissions bus. It is a pioneering project that involves putting a standard size vehicle on the road in real traffic situations in a city.

The project has two characteristics that make it a significant milestone, which are the capacity to transport passengers and interaction with vehicles, pedestrians and infrastructure in real traffic conditions.

The Polytechnic University of Madrid, Insia, CEIT-IK4 and the University of Vigo also participated. It's a pilot R&D project that started four years ago and finished this year, in 2021, within the projected deadline.

The prize was awarded this Thursday at the gala held at the IFEMA Convention Centre and it acknowledges AutoMOST as the most important project in the country in the field of autonomous and connected vehicles.

This is the second award the AutoMOST project has won. Last year it was awarded the Industrial Development Prize from the IEEE-ITSS (Intelligent Transportation Systems Society).

AutoMOST will be an implementation of shared control systems (dual mode) in future autonomous passenger transport vehicles that makes it possible to operate services in a more flexible and efficient way in a context of smart and connected infrastructures.

This project, which is a major challenge for the Irizar Group, is the first solid step towards the transport of the future, which will be sustainable, connected, safe and autonomous transport.

About Irizar e-mobility

Irizar e-mobility provides comprehensive electromobility solutions for cities, both in terms of manufacturing zero emissions 100% electric vehicles, and in terms of manufacturing and installing the major infrastructure systems necessary for charging, traction, and energy storage, all of which are designed and manufactured using 100% Group technology, with the Irizar guarantee and service quality.

Irizar e-mobility belongs to the Irizar Group, which is a group with an international presence whose business is focussed on the passenger transport, electromobility, electronics, electric motors and generators, connectivity and energy sectors.

About ITS España

ITS España is a not-for-profit association founded in 2002. Their goal is to connect the private, public and academic sectors related with intelligent transport systems to make mobility safer and more sustainable and efficient for different modes of transport. Among other things, ITS is committed to sectorial coordination through committees, organising ITS meet-ups, online publications and training.