In mid-January, the American Center for Mobility, AMZ Sachsen, and its partners FAUN Viatec from Germany and Ann Arbor-based New Eagle took part in a milestone demonstration of the Autonomous Street Sweeper project. The chassis from Daimler Benz was brought to the U.S. by FAUN Viatec in 2021, where it was equipped with drive-by-wire technology by New Eagle.
The other partners — FusionSystems and NAVENTIK from Germany — will drive automation in Germany in the coming weeks. FAUN Viatec will complete the vehicle body. After planned tests in Saxony and at the Lausitzring in southern Brandenburg, the vehicle will be presented for an in-field demonstration in the U.S. in 2023.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and in part by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). This project grew out of the Transatlantic Autonomous Driving Alliance (TADA) which seeks to create a network that connects U.S. and German companies around emerging vehicle technologies.