TONY transit shuttles start with utility in mind. We use proven transit vehicles that are readily available, familiar to maintenance teams, and that have standard ADA or PSA solutions for disabled patrons.
TONY also starts with dynamic mobility in mind – sending the right vehicle for the job and not just on a fixed route. TONY shuttles can be hailed to autonomously arrive at a desired pickup location, and then move autonomously to a target drop-off location making intermediate stops along the way. TONY shuttles offer a hybrid mode of operation enabling autonomous delivery of shuttles to operators and then allowing operators to take control once on board.
TONY autonomous shuttle technology can be applied to a wide range of vehicles because TONY is built using Perrone Robotics’ MAX engine. MAX is Perrone Robotics’ patented, proven, adaptable, efficient, and scalable autonomous vehicle operating system. MAX has been deployed across a wide range of highly sophisticated autonomous applications for over 16 years. To date, we’ve done 29 different vehicle types and driven 33,500+ miles autonomously. We’re confident it works – as are the many demo riders we encounter over the course of the year.