Estrima, the manufacturer of Birò, the smallest four-wheeled electric vehicle, starts experimenting with driverless driving on its own vehicles.
The project involves the use of Birò prototypes and will begin in the coming weeks in some streets of the city of Milton Keynes, England. The goal is to increase road safety, thanks to the possibility of driving vehicles remotely, with the best technology available today, ensuring continuous and timely control of traffic and the possible presence of pedestrians. Operationally, the user can book the Birò through a dedicated application, then the vehicle will be delivered to the requested place, through the transfer by a professional operator, who will drive the Birò operating from a remote location, following the model usually used for drones. Once the experimentation has been completed, the service is expected to be extended to other areas of the English town, in particular at the railway station, with an offer as a paid service for commuters, and to other urban areas in Europe. The President of Estrima Matteo Maestri commented: “Birò was created to simplify people’s lives, making it easy to move around in busy areas. Life is even more simplified if the Birò arrives alone and goes to park itself. For fleets of rental and sharing this means a significant increase in efficiency and a drastic reduction in operating costs. It is for this reason – continues Maestri – that we believe that this experimentation is consistent not only with the needs of evolving urban mobility, but also with our philosophy of making people’s lives simple “.