PHOENIX (July 1, 2019) – Local Motors by LM Industries Group Inc., known for 3D-printed mobility solutions, is asking the Pacific Northwest region to consider locations for its self-driving shuttle known as Olli. The company is launching a fleet challenge for its autonomous shuttle and it is opening the opportunity to entries from across Washington and Oregon.
The Olli Fleet Challenge is part of an ongoing, first-of-its-kind global initiative where Local Motors has invited municipalities, campuses and designated districts to propose a short-term, local use for Olli, the world’s first co-created, self-driving electric shuttle. Entries are evaluated by a panel of judges with industry experience before an Olli fleet is deployed to select locations.
Local Motors has hosted a number of challenges since launching the initiative in late 2018, and has deployed Olli shuttles across several locations in California, at a military installation near Washington, D.C. and along a busy thoroughfare in Australia. Additional deployments are expected in the coming months in Southern California, in Atlanta and in Central Europe.
“Endless use possibilities exist for Olli, and we’ve seen that with recent deployements at college campuses, on a military base and at a busy state exposition and fairgrounds in California,” Jay Rogers, Local Motors CEO and co-founder, said. “Everything about Olli changes the way we can and will engage with transportation options, including its autonomous and sustainable design. We look forward to seeing how Olli can impact mobility across Washington and Oregon.”
The entry window for the Pacific Northwest opens today and will close August 26. Once a winner is chosen, engineers from Local Motors will map Olli’s autonomous route before the shuttles deploy for service.
Olli, which employs a responsive cognitive function, is an environmentally-friendly vehicle designed to change the future of mobility. A safe and efficient shuttle, Olli is a viable and sustainable transportation option for cities, companies, hospitals, campuses, stadiums, entertainment districts and any other location where people need to move from one place to another.
To learn more about the fleet challenge, or to review entry qualifications, visit https://localmotors.com.
About Local Motors
Local Motors by LM Industries Group Inc. is a ground mobility company focused on shaping the future for the better. Founded in 2007 with a belief in open collaboration and co-creation, Local Motors began low volume vehicle manufacturing of open-source designs using multiple microfactories. Since inception, Local Motors has debuted no less than three world firsts; the world’s first co-created vehicle, the world’s first 3D-printed car and the world’s first co-created, self-driving, electric vehicle, Olli. We believe that Olli is the answer to a sustainable, accessible transportation solution for all.