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  • GreenPower Motor Company (TSXV:GPV) and Perrone Robotics have announced a collaboration to build self-driving electric buses
  • The partnership will combine Perrone’s autonomy technology with GreenPower’s EV Star Shuttle design
  • The final product will be a fully autonomous, electric transit vehicle that produces zero emissions
  • GreenPower’s share price is up 9.38 per cent, and is currently trading at C$0.35 per share

Electric bus manufacturer, GreenPower Motor Company (GPV), has announced an electric bus-building collaboration with Perrone Robotics.

The two companies will work together to create a fully autonomous, electric transit vehicle that is safe, durable, reliable, and produces zero emissions.

The partnership will combine Perrone’s TONY autonomy technology with GreenPower’s EV Star Shuttle platform to make the self-driving vehicle.

GreenPower is currently the only manufacturer in North America that produces electric buses for transit, shuttle, tourist, and school operations.

Since 2003, Perrone Robotics has built autonomous vehicles and automated 30 different platforms. Perrone’s TONY (To Navigate You) general autonomy technology is the result of Perrone’s considerable experience.

Perrone Robotics CEO, Paul Perrone, commented on the collaboration. 

“Combining our TONY autonomous solution with the GreenPower EV Star will offer the first (and currently only) fully autonomous, all electric, ADA-compliant transit vehicle out there.

“The partnership with GreenPower means that we can have factory design and integration assistance which only enhances the already strong reliability and safety of our offering,” he said.

GreenPower President, Brendan Riley, also spoke about the project.

“The TONY solution is easily integrated into our vehicles at assembly and allows the vehicles to be used normally or autonomously via PRI’s solution. This offers our customers autonomy when they want it, and the full use of the vehicle otherwise. 

“Further, PRI’s solution is designed to easily allow new technologies to be integrated as they emerge without having to rewrite the code. This gives our customers ‘future-proofing’ with regard to autonomy,” he concluded. 

GreenPower’s share price is up 9.38 per cent, and is currently trading at $0.35 per share at 1:44pm EST.

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