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a new way

TO GET YOU PLACES

ELA is the first Electric Autonomous Shuttle Experience open to the public in Canada. Operated by Pacific Western Transportation (PWT), ELA demonstrates the future of transportation.

PWT showcases the latest in Electric Autonomous Shuttle technology. ELA is manufactured by EasyMile, one of the leading autonomous vehicle technology companies.

The EasyMile driverless shuttle has been deployed in over 20 countries across Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East, North America, and Europe.

MEET ela

I'M INNOVATIVE

I operate 100% driverless and am powered by electricity.

I'M FRIENDLY

I can carry up to 12 passengers.

I'M ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE

I can board all passengers with my built-in access ramp

I'M VERSATILE

I can operate on fixed or on-demand routes

I'M ADAPTABLE

I can operate on existing roadways with no additional infrastructure required

I'VE GOT BACKUP

I’m supervised by Pacific Western Transportation

how do i

ride with ela?

Beaumont, AB Pilot

May 16, 2019 – October 1, 2019

The route is designed specifically for community engagement with the shuttle operating adjacent to one of the highest utilized walking paths in the city. 

ELA Operational Schedule Time
Thursday to Monday Morning Start Time 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Thursday to Monday Afternoon Start Time 3:30 PM-6:30 PM

Past Deployments

Check out all the places ELA has been!

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HISTORY AND INNOVATION

Founded in 1957, the Pacific Western Group of Companies (PWT) is the largest privately-owned people transportation company in Canada. Today, we offer comprehensive transportation services and solutions across the country, with over 4,000 employees and numerous business locations. Our operations are separated into four divisions: Motorcoach, Employee Transportation, Student Transportation, and Transit.

Our varied operations are unified by a company-wide commitment to the Core Values first established by our founder, R.B. Colborne. At the heart of these Core Values is an unwavering dedication to customer service and safety, as supported by our Safely Home brand.

With continuous innovation in the transportation industry, comes great opportunity to embrace and explore the potential of rising technological advancements. Introducing ELA, a Pacific Western Transportation sponsored pilot testing autonomous vehicles, operating in Calgary and Edmonton debuting in September 2018.

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the leader in transportation

technology

Pacific Western Transportation has long been a leader in transportation technologies and innovation. ELA is the next step in embracing the future of transportation. Working with the municipalities across Canada, Pacific Western Transportation will showcase the very latest in Autonomous Shuttle technology.

WHO?

  • Pacific Western Transportation
  • City of Calgary
  • City of Edmonton
  • City of Vancouver
  • City of Surrey
  • City of Beaumont
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Alberta

GOALS

  1. Introduce ELA to the public
  2. Position the Alberta Transportation industry as technology leaders
  3. Assisting with the advancement of research opportunities for academia and industry
  4. Community Engagement

NOTICE:

ELA is being relocated to an offsite service facility for preventative maintenance. Service in Beaumont, AB, will be postponed for June 17, 2019.

We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we pilot & learn about technology.

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