31 May 2016
LAUNCH OF THE EXPERIMENTATION OF RAC INTELLIBUS ( R.A.C AUSTRALIA )
AUTONOM SHUTTLE, the autonomous, driverless and fully electric series vehicle for the last mile transportation is set to arrive in Western Australia under RAC’s new plan to trial autonomous vehicle technology.
French company NAVYA, specialists in developing innovative, intelligent and sustainable transport solutions for the specific site transportation of people and goods will be providing the RAC with its AUTONOM SHUTTLE for testing in early 2016.
Christophe Sapet, CEO of NAVYA states « This staged trial in Western Australia with the RAC is of course an important step in AUTONOM SHUTTLE’S development. We are delighted to be working with the RAC to develop new solutions that incorporate a range of transport options in order to adapt to new technologies, preparing the way for automated vehicles to safely run on the open road ».
“This staged trial, which is the first of its kind in Australia, will help members of the community, Government and industry consider the potential impact and opportunities of automated vehicle technology. Increasing levels of automation in vehicles are an inevitable part of the future, and the notion of them being on our roads is not a question of if, but when. ” explained RAC Group CEO Terry Agnew.
Details of the trial, which is likely to involve a number of stages, are currently in development and RAC is working through the necessary approval processes with Government. More information will be announced in the first quarter of 2016.
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 AUTONOM 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.