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June 2018

Visual identity and involvement of assessor

Project management, organization and visual identity ready. Involvement of a third-party assessor to rubberstamp the test’s safety. The assessor is approved by the Danish Road Directorate.

August 2018

Market research and purchase of self-driving shuttles

Analysis of the market for autonomous shuttles and the purchase of three shuttles to be used in the two test areas.

October 2019 

Integration of autonomous public shuttles in urban planning

New approaches to urban planning, which take into account autonomous shuttles in the future, are being developed for two urban areas in LOOP CITY – Gladsaxe Business City and Hersted Industrial Park in Albertslund Municipality.

August / October 2020

Demonstration of self-driving shuttles in Albertslund

Technological and citizen oriented tests done in closed test areas in Albertslund and Hersted Industrial Park. Allows testing system solutions.

April 2021 

3-month test of self-driving shuttles at DTU Campus in Lyngby

The infrastructure in the test area is prepared. Permission for testing of self-driving shuttles on public roads from the Danish Road Directorate and safety approval of the vehicle from the Danish Road Safety Agency. People who use DTU Campus daily can register as test subjects during the period and provide feedback.

June-August 2021

Autonomous public shuttles in connection with the Greater Copenhagen light rail

Dissemination of a vision for autonomous shuttles linked to the new light rail in the Capital Region. The light rail is expected to be completed in 2025.

The key question in LINC is:

How do autonomous shuttles become part of the public transport system and how do they affect cities?

The vision is that the experiences and results of the tests carried out in LINC will be spread to Copenhagen’s 10 suburban municipalities in LOOP CITY, where a new light rail with 29 new stations will be built between 2018 and 2025. The light rail will attract more passengers to public transport, reduce traffic congestion and ensure growth.

LINC’s aim is that the autonomous shuttles will complement the light rail, making it easier for commuters to reach the first and last-mile between the station and their destination. The self-driving buses are expected to provide more efficient public transport, where better planning means less waiting time for passengers. In addition to this, the new technology will benefit the environment, as these buses emit less CO2 and particulate matter.

At the same time, LINC is part of LOOP CITY’s vision that the municipalities within LOOP CITY form the framework for a new Smart Mobility Living Lab together, where the intelligent solutions in transport and mobility are tested for the future.


DTU students contribute to a self-driving future

It is now possible for students and employees at DTU in Lyngby to take a self-driving shuttle when they need to get from A to B on campus. In exchange for the ride, they share their experiences in the shuttle with the project team, so that we can ensure the best...

Year-long approval process leaves self-driving shuttles in the slow lane

Year-long approval process leaves self-driving shuttles in the slow lane

For two years now, the LINC project has been striving to be allowed to test self-driving electric shuttles in mixed traffic. The prolonged application process has been a great frustration for the project partners. That’s why LINC is now highlighting several factors...