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File #: 19-580    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Discussion
File created: 11/21/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/5/2020 Final action:
Title: Perrone Robotics Crozet Shuttle Close Out Report.
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Perrone Robotics - Albemarle County Autonomous Shuttle Pilot - Final Report, 2. Att.B - First Amended Agreement
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AGENDA DATE:  2/5/2020



Perrone Robotics Crozet Shuttle Close Out Report


SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:   Perrone Robotics Crozet Shuttle Close Out Report


ITEM TYPE:  Regular Information Item


STAFF CONTACT(S):  Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, DeLoria, Johnson


PRESENTER (S):  Paul Perrone, Brad Sheffield, Roger Johnson


LEGAL REVIEW:   Not Required


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson


BACKGROUND:  Perrone Robotics, Inc. (Perrone), based in Crozet, Virginia, was founded in 2003 and develops mobile autonomous robotics solutions.

Perrone developed an autonomous neighborhood electric vehicle shuttle service for County residents in collaboration with JAUNT, Inc. (“JAUNT”), a public service corporation providing transportation services in Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and Nelson County.  

Perrone conducted a three-month pilot program that shuttled members of the public on routes in and around Crozet with a professional safety-trained driver, whilst collecting data and feedback. Perrone, as  agreed, is providing a final presentation detailing the results and findings on this pilot program

STRATEGIC PLAN: Economic Prosperity: Foster an environment that stimulates diversified job creation, capital investments, and tax revenues that support community goals. 


DISCUSSION:  This discussion is presented by Perrone Robotics, Inc. (PRI) for Albemarle County (County) and the Economic Development Authority of Albemarle County (EDA) and serves as the final report regarding the piloting of an autonomous electric shuttle vehicle for use by the general public in Crozet, Virginia from July 9, 2019 through October 8, 2019.


BUDGET IMPACT: No budgetary impact


RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Board receive this presentation for information.


Attachment A - Perrone Robotics - Albemarle County Autonomous Shuttle Pilot - Final Report
Attachment B - First Amended Agreement