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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 can I 

RIDE WITH ELA?

Check back soon to see where ELA will venture next! 

Pacific Western Transportation 

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 City of Calgary and the City of Edmonton, Pacific Western Transportation will showcase the very latest in Autonomous Shuttle technology.

WHO?

  • Pacific Western Transportation
  • City of Calgary
  • City of Edmonton
  • 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