CES 2018: NAVYA PRESENTS ITS DRIVERLESS SHUTTLE AND ITS ROBO-TAXI IN LAS VEGAS STREETS
A year after AUTONOM SHUTTLE at CES 2017, NAVYA presented at this edition, its two autonomous vehicles: AUTONOM SHUTTLE and AUTONOM CAB, circulating in the streets of the historic center of Las Vegas: Fremont. KEOLIS, NAVYA’s long-time partner, is the first to operate AUTONOM CAB on this territory since 2018.
Look back at CES 2018: More than 2500 people transported in AUTONOM
Visitors were able to test AUTONOM CAB, which operates without a steering wheel or pedal, in an autonomous way thanks to the most sophisticated sensors architecture on the market. They were able to order it, open its doors and start the ride in one click thanks to the dedicated smartphone application. The participants to the exhibition were also able to experience the many services available on board developed with Ingenico: share the payment, reserve its theatre or museum ticket and even order a coffee, thanks to the interactive screen.
For the duration of CES 2018, AUTONOM CAB has transported more than 600 people in the Las Vegas Fremont district and more than 300 people at the Gold Lot on the Valeo track, within the CES itself. Regarding AUTONOM SHUTTLE, more than 1,500 people used it in the historic center of Las Vegas Fremont. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval rode aboard AUTONOM SHUTTLE on the occasion of the National Governors Association conference.
We were proud to demonstrate #AutonomCab and #AutonomShuttle to @GovSandoval and the guests of the @NatlGovsAssoc conference today! Thanks to @KeolisNA, @CityOfLasVegas and @AAAnews for partnership and support. #autonomous #smartcity #urbanmobility pic.twitter.com/EfWcKEO1ss
— NAVYA (@NAVYA_Group) 13 janvier 2018
As part of the experiment started in November 2017, AUTONOM SHUTTLE continues to transport passengers in Las Vegas until November 2018 and AUTONOM CAB will be deployed in the United States during the second half of 2018.
Promising beginnings in North America for AUTONOM CAB
“With the introduction of vehicles such as NAVYA’s AUTONOM CAB , we hope to bring about an upheaval in urban mobility options in cities across North America and beyond. Autonomous, personalized and shared, this original mobility solution meets the major challenges facing the urban population in the heart and periphery of cities,” says NAVYA President, Christophe Sapet.
NAVYA, created in 2014, is a French company and leading name in the autonomous vehicle market. October 2016 saw NAVYA secure a 30 million euro raise in capital together with its original shareholder, investment fund Robolution Capital, Cap Decisif Management with the FRCI Fund (Fonds Régional de Co-investissement de la Région Ile de France), holding company GRAVITATION, French groups VALEO and KEOLIS. NAVYA benefits from major advances in technology in the driverless, electric vehicle sector thanks to a highly-qualified R&D team. Christophe Sapet, its CEO, is supported by a team of 180 people divided up between Saline (Michigan, USA), Paris and Lyon (France) and for more information visit http://navya.tech/