Experience ELA – The EZ10 Driverless Shuttle
The future of driving is coming to Surrey and Vancouver! If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to ride in a driverless vehicle, here is your chance to be one of the first people to experience the driverless shuttle ride in both cities.
- Location: Surrey Civic Plaza
- Dates: February 1 to 4, 9 to 10, and 13 to 17
- Time: 10am to 4pm
- Locations: Olympic Village SkyTrain station (parking lot) and Manitoba and W 1st Ave (northwest corner)
- Setup for demonstration: February 18 to 22
- Dates shuttle open to riders: February 23 to March 3
- Times: 11am to 5:30pm weekdays and 10am to 4:30pm weekends
Book your ride online to avoid the lineup. Or simply show up during one of our demo days.
It may look like it’s something straight out of the future, but ELA – The EZ10 Driverless Shuttle is already being used in several countries around the world.
ELA – short for ELectric Automation – is a fully-accessible, 100% electric vehicle with a battery life of up to 14 hours. It holds up to 12 passengers and will travel at about 12 km/h during the demo but has a maximum travelling speed of 40 km/h.
During the demos, the shuttle will be separated from traffic to ensure public safety. The shuttle can accommodate wheelchairs, scooters, and strollers.
A trained operator will be on board.
What is a driverless shuttle?
A driverless shuttle, or autonomous vehicle, uses a combination of sensors, video cameras, and computers to understand its surroundings.
Autonomous vehicles are anticipated to eliminate one of the leading contributors to collisions – human error. This can improve safety, enhance sustainability, and reduce congestion on busy corridors.
Smart mobility in action
Autonomous shuttles are one of the main components of the City of Surrey and the City of Vancouver’s Smart Cities Challenge bid to create Canada’s first two collision-free multimodal corridors using smart mobility technologies.
With smart mobility technologies like autonomous shuttles on the go, we create safer, greener, healthier, more connected communities in Surrey.
This is the first time that autonomous vehicles are being considered for large-scale use in the Lower Mainland. Together, Surrey and Vancouver are setting the standard for other cities in Canada to follow our lead on smarter streets.
Note: You will be re-directed to ELA’s booking website, which is hosted in the United States. Any information gathered during your visit to this website will be transmitted and stored outside Canada. If you are unable or do not wish to register via ELA’s website, please visit the shuttle site in person during operating hours to find a ride time.