World’s first autonomous hydrogen vehicle is presented in front of the University of Tartu main building

The presentation of the first autonomous hydrogen vehicle in the world, created by the Estonian enterprise Auve Tech in cooperation with University of Tartu researchers, takes place in front of the main building of the University of Tartu (Ülikooli 18) on Monday, 5 July at 11. At about 11:30, President Kersti Kaljulaid will take the first ride on the hydrogen shuttle bus.

The hydrogen shuttle, which at the beginning of June successfully drove its first test kilometers and was authorised by the Estonian Road Administration to travel on public roads, was completed thanks to the collaboration that started in February this year. The vehicle is powered by low-temperature hydrogen cells, which were developed at the University of Tartu and produce energy from hydrogen right inside Auve Tech’s autonomous shuttle.

The hydrogen bus seats up to six passengers and is primarily aimed at enhancing last-mile transportation. Like other Auve Tech’s vehicles, the shuttle can drive without human interference both on public roads and in closed areas; its movements can be monitored and, if necessary, corrected remotely.



11:00 Opening video and show. Speeches

President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid

Rector of the University of Tartu Toomas Asser

Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Auve Tech Taavi Rõivas

11:20 Premiere presentation of the world’s first autonomous hydrogen vehicle, comments by CEO of Auve Tech Johannes Mossov and Professor of Physical Chemistry Enn Lust

11:35 Demonstration rides to guests of honour and others interested


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