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ART 20/05 Feasibility study on commercial deployment of autonomous shuttles


RFx ID : 23761540
Tender Name : ART 20/05 Feasibility study on commercial deployment of autonomous shuttles
Reference # : 3929
Open Date : Monday, 14 December 2020 8:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 29 January 2021 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : New Zealand Transport Agency
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : On behalf of procurement agent  [?]
Categories :
  • 24102300 - Automatic guided vehicles AGV
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
  • 83000000 - Public Utilities and Public Sector Related Services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Miriama Leota
04 894 5238
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The purpose of this research will be to provide a greater understanding of the relative advantages and disadvantages of integrating autonomous shuttles within existing public transport solutions. The objective of this research will be to build an evidence base to support future autonomous shuttle stakeholder discussions and decision making. The evidence base will include the following aspects:

1. understanding the conditions under which autonomous shuttles could be a viable alternative to traditional public transport in New Zealand.

2. operational factors that should be considered when evaluating autonomous shuttle vehicle proposals as well as understand how these vary across New Zealand.

3. a framework for evaluating potential autonomous vehicle shuttle proposals using a comparative analysis of two New Zealand locations (Queenstown, Wellington).

Questions asked between 23 December 2020 and 8 January 2021 will be answered as soon as possible from Monday 11 January 2021.