SCVTA introduces Olli to improve quality of life for wheelchair users.

Noteable features:

  • Showcases Olli’s ADA-compliant automated ramp
  • Computer vision system detects mobility devices
  • Simplifies ride-booking and passenger experience

Why is Olli transforming accessible transit?

Public and paratransit systems present issues for both passengers and cost managers because of a lack of innovation in the industry.

What technology makes Olli the most accessible autonomous vehicle available today?

At deployment with VTA, Olli 2.0 features multiple emerging technologies to make it easier for mobility device users to get around.

The automated ramp is ADA-compliant and requires no human intervention to give mobility device users a path onboard Olli.

Partners in innovation

In spring 2021, Local Motors partnered with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to debut the future of accessible, autonomous transportation. The multiphase project has completed prototyping and testing, in San Jose California with passenger operations beginning at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in 2021.

As a leader in innovative, accessible, and sustainable public transit solutions, VTA is a natural partner for Local Motors. VTA is community-focused and delivers mobility in an area known for its vehicle congestion.

VTA provides bus, light rail, and paratransit service to Santa Clara county and is also responsible for:

  • Congestion management
  • Design and construction of highway, pedestrian, and bicycle projects
  • Transportation planning