2 September 2016
LAUNCH OF NAVLY IN THE CONFLUENCE DISTRICT OF LYON
NAVYA annonces a partnership with Keolis and the support of Lyon’s Metropole which aims at experimenting the first public transport servicing done by an electric, driverless and 100% autonomous vehicle.
Confluence is the new south-district of the 2nd borough of Lyon, located at the end of Lyon’s peninsula, next to the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône. Originating from an industrial area in the end of the years 1990, this district is destined to important mutations. The Confluence’s project has for objective to double the surface of the city center of Lyon, by urbanizing the zone.
Confluence has been recognised eco-friendly district by the french government, sustainable district by WWF and has acquired the european label Concerto, for the low energetic consumption of the buildings.
The path of AUTONOM SHUTTLE is 1300 meters long and will be composed of 5 stops with 2 terminus and 3 intermediary stops allowing to serve the different buildings of the district. The path is free of road lights, crosswalk and intersections. With an average speed of 15km/h, the duration of a rotation will be of 13 minutes and 30 secondes (13m30s).
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.
(Boiler plate) 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.