| June 2, 2024
Perrone Deployments

Perrone’s patented TONY Kit demonstrates unmatched versatility

 In celebration of National Autonomous Vehicle Day, Perrone Robotics proudly highlights its leadership in autonomous driving, with an impressive and growing footprint of deployments across the United States. Perrone’s TONY AV and ADAS kits are setting new standards in automation for transit safety and efficiency.

Detroit’s Autonomous Ford E-Transit Vans: Leading the charge, Detroit’s ‘Connect’ program fields a fleet of Ford E-Transit vans equipped with Perrone’s TONY AV kits, currently operating a 10-mile shuttle route throughout downtown Detroit. With dozens more Ford E-Transit vans either in use or being prepared for this and other deployments, this turnkey AV product is catching on throughout the industry as a proven autonomy and ADAS transit solution.

Houston METRO and CapMetro: In Texas, Perrone Robotics has retrofitted a body-on-chassis electric shuttle bus platform for Houston METRO, ensuring compliance with FMVSS, ADA, and Buy America standards. Additionally, CapMetro’s bus yard management program is being prepared for Perrone’s bus-based TONY AV technology, streamlining operations and enhancing efficiency in the yard.

University of Alabama Collaboration: Under an FTA grant, Perrone collaborates with the University of Alabama to develop ADAS for large transit buses, including both battery-electric and diesel buses. This project involves intensive virtual simulations and real-world testing to bring advanced safety features to Crimson Ride buses.

CALSTART and Ohio: In Ohio, Perrone Robotics partners with CALSTART to retrofit transit buses with autonomous technology under the U.S. DOT SMART Grants Program. This collaboration aims to bring advanced autonomy to public transit, enhancing safety and operational efficiency across Ohio’s transit systems.

Pennsylvania, Virginia, Hawaii, New Jersey, Florida, and More: Perrone’s technology has also been deployed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Virginia with Virginia Tech and the UVA Foundation, Hawaii with Sustainability Partners, New Jersey with the state’s first public road autonomous shuttle at Newark Airport, and Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s first FMVSS and ADA compliant zero emissions transit van. Each deployment underscores Perrone’s commitment to safety and innovation in diverse environments.

Proven Versatility: Perrone’s patented TONY Kit demonstrates unmatched versatility, working seamlessly in passenger vans, 40-foot buses, body-on-chassis mini-buses, cargo vans, and more. This adaptability is evidenced by the diverse range of applications and vehicles currently benefiting from Perrone’s technology for both fully automated and ADAS solutions.

“Perrone Robotics’ TONY kits are transforming transit and transportation across the country,” said Paul Perrone, Founder and CEO. “Our vehicle-agnostic solutions have seen significant growth and are making practical and meaningful strides in enhancing public transit safety and efficiency.”

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