20 October 2017
LAUNCH OF TWO NAVYA SHUTTLES AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT
NAVYA sold two NAVYA SHUTTLES to R+V. This new sale will allow R+V, and Frankfurt Airport (Fraport) to use two NAVYA SHUTTLES through the Frankfurt Airport. NAVYA, continues its international expansion by exporting its autonomous and 100% electric mobility solutions.
R+V is one of the largest German insurers for individuals and companies, the insurer belongs to the cooperative financial group Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken.
For the first time in a German airport, R+V and Frankfurt Airport, Fraport, will use two NAVYA SHUTTLES in a mixed traffic. The test phases launch of the two NAVYA SHUTTLES took place on October 20th at Frankfurt Airport. For now, only employees should use the shuttle, but Fraport doesn’t want to exclude future deployment on the runway – if the previous phases of use are convincing.
The use of the two NAVYA SHUTTLES will be on two different traffic fields. The first will be located on a 1.5-kilometer road at Frankfurt Airport in partnership with Fraport A & G. The second field will be done at the end of the day on public roads. The two NAVYA SHUTTLES will run on closed roads and on public roads at a time.
“Autonomous cars are probably one of the most spectacular innovations in the history of mobility, and with this revolutionary technology, a new era in autonomous car insurance is emerging,” Norbert Rollinger, R+V CEO. Versicherung.
This project is led by a team of three R+V Innovation Labs “Connected Cars” members.
They will collect information provided by both NAVYA SHUTTLES with which they can further develop their areas of activity in terms of autonomous vehicles insurances.
Finally, the insurance company is also interested in the influence of automated driving on the level of damage and the frequency of damage.