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Offering a very different and much more effective autonomy than others.

  • TONY autonomous shuttles are built on proven, street-legal transit equipment.  To these vehicles we add controls, sensors, and intelligence.
  • The intelligence comes from our  full-stack autonomous solutions built upon the patented MAX general-purpose autonomous vehicle software engine.
  • MAX provides TONY shuttles with proven and reliable behaviors based on over 16 years of development and deployment in automobiles, industrial trucks, small robots, and more.
  • Sensors, controls, communications, behaviors, and much more are all configurable allowing one MAX-based solution to move from vehicle to vehicle, place to place.
  • This is how TONY delivers a range of autonomous vehicular platforms from neighborhood electric vehicles, to large electric buses, to legacy transit vans and buses.  Deploy the right vehicle for the job, not twist the job to fit the vehicle.

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TONY Autonomous transit Shuttles

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.



TONY NEV People Transit

  • Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) were an early target for TONY as they provide safe and reliable autonomous transportation of passengers for short to medium range transit applications.
  • NEV shuttles of varying capacity (2-4-6 seaters) may be used to provide a cost-effective and right-sized shuttle for the transit job at hand.
  • NEVs provide clean and quiet zero emissions electric vehicles with optional solar charging as well. NEVs are scaled for neighborhoods: they are smaller, quieter, less threatening to walkers, bicyclists, and residents in higher-density housing areas
  • We’ve selected the Polaris GEM for our first platform due to its versatility and reliability, but we can work with other vehicles as well. Contact us with your desired platform.

TONY NEV Goods transit

  • NEVs may also be used for economical autonomous delivery of goods and packages.
  • Goods and materials payload options range from enclosed to open bay carriages of various sizes.
  • The NEV’s size and efficiency brings cleaner and less expensive transportation of goods and services as well as personnel.
  • The similarity in platforms makes these vehicles less expensive to create and operate leading to additional efficiencies.

TONY Is Mobility Platform and Hardware Agnostic

  • TONY easily adapts to any existing vehicle platform using drive-by-wire integration or one of Perrone Robotics’ autonomy kit solutions.
  • We can adapt this model to small EVs, vans, trucks, buses, or custom mobility platforms for transit. We’re currently operating EVs, off-road ATVs, automobiles, SUVs, and a massive mining truck using the same platform for all.
  • Our sensor agnostic software allows plug and play of sensor configurations as needed for the target transit application.
  • While extra design effort is required to convert the first in a series of vehicles, after that conversions are simpler and less expensive. Your application will work the same across any of the vehicles within the constraint of the vehicle itself.
  • TONY comes with a large suite of existing autonomous maneuvers and behaviors, and we can work with you to configure new ones using our MAX software platform.

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