26 July 2017
NAVYA ENTERS THE JAPANESE MARKET
NAVYA sold two autonomous shuttles NAVYA SHUTTLE to SB Drive Corp. in March. With this new sale, NAVYA is continuing its international conquest and demonstrating that the new smart mobility solutions it is offering can anticipate passenger expectations.
SB Drive, a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp., is an entity created last year to develop autonomous vehicle technology for public transport. SB Drive conducts social trials of self-driving technologies. Currently SB Drive has smart mobility partnership agreements with four municipalities in Japan.
A VERY FIRST IN JAPAN
A research committee has done all the tests a few days before a first trial.
From July 18 to July 23, and for the first time in Japan, an autonomous driverless and 100% electric shuttle circulated in the Shiba Park in Tokyo which attracted more than 800 people in 5 days.
NAVYA continues its expansion in Asia after sales in Singapour, China (Honk Kong) and now Japan. Today 45 shuttles are deployed all around the world and they have already transported up to 170.000 passengers.
The road to a new mobility in Asia is on the way !
Picures of SB Drive’s NAVYA ARMA
A pioneer and specialist in the autonomous vehicle market, NAVYA assists cities and private sites around the world in improving their transport offer with its autonomous, driverless and electric solutions. At the cutting edge of technology, NAVYA revolutionizes trips by offering fluid mobility solutions.
NAVYA’s impact is international. Its multidisciplinary team of experts is motivated by one principle objective: offering new mobility solutions that are more intelligent and more fluid, thereby taking part in the sustainable transformation of everyday life.
NAVYA benefits from an overall vision and expertise in automobile technology and software solutions which include perception, visualization, navigation, geolocation, telecommunications and automobile manufacturing.
Indeed, at our 5 sites located in France and the United States, our 150 employees combine their complementary skills in Research & Development, Design and Production, to conceive and develop our range of autonomous, driverless and 100% electric vehicles. These are vehicles that merge motor, digital and robotic technology and are capable of solving the problem of the first and last mile, both in cities and on private sites.
In Europe, the United States and in Asia and the Pacific, over 50 NAVYA SHUTTLES are already in service (September 2017) and more than 180,000 passengers have already benefited from this innovative mobility solution, in cities or on private sites.
ABOUT SB DRIVE
SB Drive is a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. and was created in 2016. It conducts social trials of self-driving technologies. Currently SB Drive has smart mobility partnership agreements with four municipalities in Japan. https://www.softbank.jp/en/drive/