Newark Liberty Airport


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


Newark, NJ


Mobility Technologies

Aviation & Ports: Landside


Planning/Pre-Design: Autonomous Vehicle/Electric Vehicle Implementation

Newark Liberty International Airport Autonomous Vehicle Last Mile Challenge Pilot Program

To best assess the safe and efficient usage of autonomous vehicle (AV) systems at facilities owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), the authority contracted with STV and its team to specify and deploy a level-4 AV system for self-driving electric shuttle vans that can transport passengers along a designated route between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) AirTrain Parking Area 2 and EWR’s Terminal A.

The proposed shuttle pilot is a three-phase effort (Phase 1 – Vehicle Testing without Passengers; Phase 2 – Vehicle Operations Without Passengers; Phase 3 - Vehicle Operations With Passengers) will leverage a phased-approach for deployment over an expedited one-month period to demonstrate that it can be used to transport an estimated 300-400 passengers per hour, showcasing safe, reliable, cost-effective, and successful last-mile mobility performance at the airport.