You can book your individual ride quickly and easily, either via app or by phone.
KEXI picks you up at the desired time from the selected stop and brings you quickly and reliably to your predetermined destination.
Please note: Due to the inclusion of additional passengers, we cannot guarantee an exact arrival time at the destination stop.
What exactly is KEXI?
KEXI is an on-demand transportation service that is intended to supplement conventional public transportation in the Kelheim district.
With KEXI, you can travel flexibly because KEXI gets you from A to B quickly and comfortably, without a fixed timetable and without a fixed route. You determine the starting point and the destination as well as the time of your trip. KEXI collects ride requests in the time window of your ride request, such that passengers with similar destinations can share the ride with you. This puts fewer cars on the road and is better for the environment.
What is KelRide?
KelRide is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). The BMVI is funding the project with EUR 10.9 million as part of the “Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence” action plan. Six partners from technology, research, and public commerce are pursuing the goals of efficiently integrating autonomous ridepooling services into public transportation and ensuring that autonomous vehicles can operate regardless of the weather.
Whom can I contact if I still have questions?
You can reach us at our mobility center from Monday to Saturday between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. at 0800 9999800, and we will be happy to assist you.
Your call is free of charge.
You are also welcome to contact us at email@example.com. The KEXI team will process your message.
Will KEXI continue to exist?
Yes, your on-demand service in the district of Kelheim will continue. KelRide is using KEXI as a framework for practical implementation. Rides will continue to be provided on an as needed basis. In the future, with the help of the KelRide project, you can be offered a ride in either a conventional or autonomous vehicle for ride requests in a selected service area.
The vehicles utilized
Can the shuttle be remotely controlled?
It is possible to control the vehicles via a control center. In this control center, a trained specialist has access to the vehicle and can intervene in situations when necessary and communicate with passengers.
Do the vehicles detect obstacles and people?
The EZ10 shuttles have various sensors that are used for environmental detection. The sensors are set to be able to detect obstacles early and at a long distance.
Does autonomous driving only work with 5G?
The EZ10 Shuttle does not require a 5G network. GPS in combination with various sensor technologies such as camera systems, radar and lidar sensors, and a 3G/4G network is sufficient for localization.
How does the system react when pedestrians suddenly step into the street?
Safety is the top priority for EasyMile. The shuttle is surrounded by a so-called safety zone, which is the safety distance required for autonomous driving. For example, if a pedestrian steps into this safety zone, the vehicle initiates a slowdown in speed or an emergency stop.
To ensure that the vehicle can interact safely with other road users, some of whom are traveling at widely varying speeds, a corresponding maximum speed of 15-18 km/h has been set in order for street approval to be granted.
How fast does the shuttle travel and can it be overtaken?
The shuttle is expected to travel at a speed of 15-18 km/h. It has a width of just over two meters. Thus, in terms of dimensions, it does not differ significantly from other vehicles on the road. It can be overtaken with a side distance of 1.5m – 2m as prescribed in road traffic regulations.
How is the route programmed into the vehicle?
The route is manually traced by the shuttle bus in preparation for operation and programmed into the vehicle. On this programmed map, the vehicle then drives as if on “rails.” Characteristics such as intersections or crosswalks are also stored.
Do I have to pay attention to anything special when booking?
The booking process remains the same. Now you can select whether you want to order a regular or an autonomous vehicle. However, a ride with the autonomous vehicle can only be offered if both the start and the destination are in the service area and the booking is in the period Mon-Fri between 9 am – 4 pm. Otherwise, “no vehicle available” will be displayed.
How can I book an autonomous ride with KEXI?
As with the usual service, this requires a booking via the KEXI app or the telephone hotline 0800-9999 800. Here you can choose whether you want to order a regular or an autonomous vehicle. However, a trip with the autonomous vehicle can only be booked if both the start and destination stops are in the service area and are in the period from 9:00-16:00, otherwise no available vehicle will be displayed.
How can I recognize the service area of the automated shuttles?
In the Kelheim KEXI app, the zone is marked on the map. The autonomous shuttle serves the following stops: 115, 116, 122, 123, 124, 126, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134 and 135.
What are automated shuttles?
This is the EZ10 Gen3 model by EasyMile. They are accessible with wheelchair anchorage and can seat 6 passengers. A safety operator is always on board.
What are service hours of the automated vehicle?
The autonomous shuttles reinforce the KEXI service from Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm. On Saturdays, only the conventional vehicles are in operation. This does not change the known operating hours Monday to Saturday from 6:00-23:00 by the regular vehicles.
What does a ride with the automated shuttle cost?
The ride with the autonomous shuttle is, in contrast to the normal KEXI service, free of charge.
Where is the automated shuttle on the road?
Since September 2022, the autonomous vehicles have been on the road in the Donaupark, Altstadt and Pflegerspitz parking areas.
Which vehicles can I ride?
KEXI is served by three conventional vehicles (Poldi-Mobil, Zenzi-Mobil, Maxi-Mobil) and two automated shuttles since September 2022.