Autonomous Vehicles

ELA – 2018 Electric Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project

With continuous innovation in the transportation industry, comes great opportunity to embrace and explore the potential of rising technological advancements. Introducing ELA, a Pacific Western Transportation sponsored pilot testing autonomous vehicles, coming to Calgary and Edmonton in fall 2018.

ELA stands for ‘Electric Autonomous’, and much like the name suggests, ELA is an independent operating transportation system that has the potential to enhance accessibility and co-exist alongside the existing transportation modes we know and love. ELA is a 12 person shuttle that will operate at very low speeds (not exceeding 12km an hour, in a 1km track) throughout a month-long testing phase.

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