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ELA is an electric autonomous shuttle that represents the future of transportation in Surrey and Vancouver.  ELA is being demonstrated in both cities as part of #SmarterTogether, the City of Surrey and City of Vancouver’s joint application in the Smart Cities Challenge. 

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DATES: February 1 to 4, 9 to 10, and 13 to 17

LOCATION: Surrey Civic Plaza at 13450 104 Ave



DATES: February 23 to March 3

LOCATION: West 1st Avenue –  the shuttle will operate in the westbound lane (north of the existing median)

Pick-up locations:

1. Olympic Village Train Station Parking lot

2. Manitoba and West 1st Avenue, North West Corner



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Maximum traveling speed for the demonstration rides is 12 km per hour. The shuttle can hold a maximum of 12 people per ride.

The shuttle will be separated from traffic to ensure public safety. A trained operator will be on board.

Surrey: each ride takes about 5 minutes.

Vancouver: each ride takes about 15 minutes.




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