İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mevlüt Uysal made the presentation of the driverless electric autonomous vehicle developed by IETT in World Cities Congress Istanbul 2018 (hosted by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality). The program was attended by Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Özlü, Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin.
In the Eurasian Art and Performing Center in Yenikapı, the driverless electric autonomous vehicle developed by İETT was introduced with the vision of IMM's 2023. Protocol members cut the car's ribbon together.
Providing information about the vehicle produced, President Uysal, IETT in the past past one of the vehicles used in the nostalgic tramway Beyoglu converted into an electric vehicle, he said. President Uysal said: “When we say de electric vehicles“, only passenger vehicles should not come to mind. Public transport should also have an important place in the field of electric vehicles. Public transportation is an indispensable tool in every city. Although the metro may be a solution in this regard, but in any case it will be a public transportation vehicle in the cities, IETT General Directorate is an important step for the transformation of public transportation vehicles into electricity. Our aim is to cooperate with the university, the private sector and the public, and in the coming period, in a short period of time, we will have an Istanbul in which some parts of our IETT have electricity and also our driverless vehicles. As a municipality, each unit carries out serious work on new solutions within its structure. Belediye
Uysal, working together to the team in a short time that they want to declare the withdrawal of such a vehicle, electric and driverless autonomous vehicle wished to be beneficial to Istanbul.
After the speeches, members of the protocol took a ride and took a tour in the open area.
The autonomous vehicle, which has the feature of being a minibus-style wheeled electric and without driver, will serve in the airport and traffic areas in the first place.