NAVYA has launched AUTONOM CAB, the first robotized production cab on the market. Autonomous, personalized and shared, this unique mobility solution provides an answer to urban mobility’s major challenges.
In a short space of time, an increase in urban populations has led to an increase in the use of cars and the accidents that go with them, an increase in traffic congestion in and around cities, and an increase in CO2 emissions. All of these consequences raise the question of how to manage urban mobility.
- In 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be concentrated in cities
- Over 1 billion cars are currently in use around the world
- In 2016, drivers spent more than 65 hours in traffic jams in Paris, far behind Moscow (91 hours) and Los Angeles (104 hours) (source: INRIX 2016 study)
- 3 million deaths are caused every year around the world by car accidents (source: World Health Organization (WHO))
- The WHO predicts that in 2030, 2.3 million people will die as a result of a road accident
- Outdoor air pollution, partly a result of automobile traffic, causes 2.6 million deaths each year around the world (source: WHO)
To ease road congestion in city centers and provide an answer to the demand for first and last mile service, a new mobility solution must be conceived.
As a pioneer and specialist in the autonomous vehicle market, NAVYA has conceived, developed and produced the AUTONOM CAB, the very first autonomous, personalized and shared mobility solution. The cab was designed from the outset to be autonomous, just like all the vehicles in the AUTONOM range, meaning that there is no cockpit, steering wheel nor pedals.
Fluid, Continuous, and Effective Service
At the heart of the smart city, AUTONOM CAB provides an intelligent transport service for individual trips in urban centers. Able to carry 1 to 6 passengers, AUTONOM CAB is a fluid, continuous and effective solution that answers user expectations in terms of service before, during and after their trip. Available as either a private or shared service, AUTONOM CAB places an emphasis on conviviality and comfort. On board, passengers can for example choose to work, benefiting from fully connected technology, or partake in an interactive cultural visit of the city. They can also choose a playlist, or buy their cinema or museum tickets.
Users can order AUTONOM CAB with a simple click, open and close the vehicle’s door and start its motor, all thanks to the dedicated smartphone application. While inside, they can choose their own playlist, obtain tourist information or finish ordering tickets for a show.
Recognizable thanks to its rounded contours, AUTONOM CAB’s silhouette is both modern and robust. Outside, AUTONOM CAB has a colored light band that communicates with its passengers, the person who ordered and commands the cab, and pedestrians. Inside, the glass compartment provides users with a panoramic view of the city.
Able to drive on the open road, AUTONOM CAB benefits from the world’s most sophisticated multi-sensor technology (10 Lidars, 6 cameras, 4 radars, 2 GNSS antennae, 1 inertial measurement unit (IMU)) in order to handle all traffic situations that occur in an urban setting. Able to reach 80 km/hour, AUTONOM CAB’s operational speed is 50 km/hour.
“Ever since it was founded, NAVYA has been listening to cities and the mobility market. Today, we must recognize that the status of individual cars has changed, especially among younger generations. Young people today do not necessarily have their driver’s license and are less attached to the concept of owning their own car. What really interests them is having mobility solutions that are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ensuring their safety and well-being at a reduced cost.
Our Research and Development, Design and Production services have conceived and developed a totally unique mobility solution. AUTONOM CAB is leading edge in terms of how it is used and the features it offers. Shared or private, the cab is a new, autonomous and personalized mobility service, revolutionizing both habits and technology.”
|Ground clearance (empty/in charge) (m)||0,20/0,14|
|Empty weight (kg)||2000|
|Gross weight (kg)||2500|
|Maximum speed (km/h)||90|
|Operating speed (km/h)||50|
|Capacity (Kw.h)||22 or 33|
|Charge duration 90%||9h on 16A / 5h on 32A|
|Charging technology||Plug (16A or 32A)|
|Charging temperature (°C)||0 to 40|
|Operating temperature (°C)||-10 to 40|
|Turning raidus (m)||5,50|
|Doors||Electric sliding door|
|Visual information||Outside LED panel + Inside stretched TFT screen|
|Sound system||12 speakers + amp 4x 80WRMS (FOCAL)|
|Lidars 1||3 Lidars 360° multi-layers|
|Lidars 2||7 Lidars 145° multi-layers|
|Odometer||Wheels encodeur + engine|
|Emergency stop button||2 buttons|
Using laser technology to measure distance, Lidar sensors perceive the vehicle’s surroundings in three dimensions. They ensure detection of obstacles and calculate the vehicle’s precise positioning thanks to 3D-mapping.
AUTONOM CAB uses the world’s two best types of Lidar technology. VLP Lidars from Velodyne provide 360° peripheral vision, and SCALA Lidars from Valeo are capable of seeing at distances greater than 200 meters.
Cameras analyze the vehicle’s surroundings, in particular road signs and traffic lights. Thanks to “deep-learning” algorithms, the cameras detect and categorize obstacles.
Radars determine the position and speed of nearby objects. They ensure long-distance vision.
GNSS antenna are linked to a GNSS RTK system that provides precise positioning, accurate to the nearest centimeter.
The IMU measures vehicle accelerations and rotations, thereby allowing the vehicle to confirm positioning information and improve precision.
The odometry sensor estimates and confirms the vehicle’s location and speed while it is moving.
Cutting-Edge Multi-Sensor Technology
AUTONOM CAB benefits from one of the market’s most complete sensor architectures, including no less than 10 Lidar sensors, 6 cameras, 4 radars, 2 GNSS antennae and 1 inertial measurement unit (IMU). These sensors provide at least a triple redundancy across all functions, guaranteeing exceptional reliability.
Design Your Own AUTONOM CAB
You can personalize your AUTONOM CAB! Choose your city’s or company’s specific color from our palette, and add your logo. We take care of the rest.Configure