Benteler Electric Vehicle Systems, Beep and Intel's Mobileye have together announced a strategic collaboration to develop and deploy automotive-grade, fully electric, autonomous movers/shuttles in public and private communities across North America. These shuttles are expected on public roadways in the U.S. starting in 2024.

These electric and autonomous (SAE Level-4 ) shuttles will be built by Benteler EV Systems having Mobileye’s self-driving system called "Mobileye Drive™ ", and supported by Beep’s proven deployment and operations systems, technology and services.

BENTELER Electric Vehicle Systems is an independent business unit of German auto maker Benteler focused on e-mobility systems,

The shuttles will feature 12 to 14 seats and no steering wheel or pedal. The vehicles will be operated in “contained geo-fenced areas” where speed limits are 35 miles an hour or less.

Production will take place in the U.S., with the ambition to roll out these driverless e-shuttles to other countries helping deliver the mobility of the future.

Marco Kollmeier, managing director of Benteler EV Systems GmbH, said, "Autonomous movers are the solution for future public transportation, solving the mobility challenges of increasing urbanization and emissions. These movers need to be robust for 24/7 public or commercial use, at optimized costs and with excellent riding comfort. Consequently, we decided to go for this strategic collaboration with our partners Mobileye and Beep, to build autonomous movers delivering exactly against these market demands. Another example of how we make the mobility of tomorrow lighter, safer and more sustainable."

Mobileye, a market leader in autonomous driving solutions, is already operating in Israel, Germany, Japan, China, France and the U.S. Intel Corp. acquired Mobileye in 2017, for about USD 15 billion. Intel later acquired an another Israel -based mobility startup, Moovit, in 2020 and merged it with Mobileye.


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