The automated bus

Test vehicles

Digibus® 2018

For the test drives from April 2018 onwards the model EZ10 of the French manufacturer EasyMile is used.

Digibus® 2018 © Salzburg Research/wildbild

Technical features of the EZ10

  • Dimensions: 3.93 m long, 2.00 m wide, 2.80 m high
  • Weight: 1.8 t
  • Drive: electric motor
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion Phosphate (LiFePo 4)
  • Battery capacity: 2 batteries with a total of 19.2 kWh
  • Operating time: approx. 10 hours
  • Charging time with 2 kW from 10 to 100%: 10 hours
  • Localization and obstacle detection:
    • 2 16-layer LIDARs
    • 2 4-layer LIDARs
    • 4 mono-layer LIDARs
    • Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS)
    • Odometry (position and orientation based on the data of its propulsion system)
    • IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit)
  • maximum gradient: 15%
  • Speed: max. 45 km / h (permitted maximum speed in test operation: 20 km / h)
  • Capacity: max. 12 persons: 6 sitting, 6 standing (max 9 persons in test operation)

Digibus® 2017

During the first test drives in Salzburg’s old town in October 2016, the prototype NAVYA Arma DL3 drove. For the further test series in Salzburg between May and November 2017, the successor model NAVYA Arma DL4 was used.

The prototype NAVYA Arma DL3 was the first test drive in Salzburg’s old town in October 2016. The successor model NAVYA Arma DL4 is used for the further test series in Salzburg since May 2017.


NAVYA Arma DL 4

  • Dimensions: 4.75 m long, 2.11 m wide, 2.65 m high
  • Drive: electric motor
  • Localization and obstacle detection:
    • 2 360° multi-layer LIDARs (light detection and ranging
    • 6 180° mono-layer LIDARs
    • Stereovision camera
    • Odometry (position and orientation based on the data of its propulsion system)
  • Speed: max. 45 km / h (allowed maximum speed in test mode: 20 km / h)
  • Capacity: max. 11 persons (9 persons in the test mode allowed)
  • Runs on predefined routes
  • Features emergency stop button
  • Trained accompanying person always takes part in the test runs on public roads
  • Previous experience in mixed transport and with the transport of passengers

Registration owner: Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

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