NAVYA announces a new milestone in its development, four years after it was created: AUTONOM SHUTTLE chosen as part of the HORIZON 2020 European project and the 100th AUTONOM SHUTTLE produced
– AUTONOM SHUTTLE chosen as part of the AVENUE project consortium’s HORIZON 2020 “Autonomous Vehicles to Evolve to a New Urban Experience” programme
– 100th AUTONOM SHUTTLE rolls out of production
Paris, France, 5 June 2018 – NAVYA, a French leading name in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart, shared mobility solutions, is today celebrating its fourth anniversary and is announcing the roll-out of its 100th AUTONOM SHUTTLE. The fully autonomous and driverless shuttle has just been selected by the AVENUE European Consortium as part of the HORIZON 2020 project which is aiming to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles in Europe’s urban centres.
“AVENUE is a promising project that will enable new mobility to develop and become an integral part of several large European cities. NAVYA is proud and delighted to provide its partners with its fully autonomous and smart solutions, providing users with a new way of getting around“, states NAVYA CEO, Christophe Sapet.
NAVYA, official supplier of autonomous shuttles for the EUROPEAN HORIZON 2020 project
NAVYA, with its AUTONOM SHUTTLE, has been selected by the AVENUE Consortium as the official autonomous vehicle supplier for the European HORIZON 2020 project, dedicated to developing autonomous vehicle solutions in some of Europe’s cities. The aim of the project is to create and carry out large-scale autonomous mobility trials in urban centres. The project’s autonomous shuttles will be deployed in 4 European cities:
- Luxembourg : 2 shuttles
- Lyon : 2 shuttles
- Copenhagen : 3 shuttles
- Geneva : 3 shuttles
As the Consortium’s only autonomous vehicle manufacturer, NAVYA will provide all 10 vehicles. Armed with its considerable experience gained in conducting autonomous vehicle trials around the world, the company plays a major role in the project.
Launched on 1st May 2018 for a period of 4 years, the AVENUE European Consortium brings together 16 partners including academic institutions, public transport operators, large technological Research & Development companies and specialist start-ups with the aim of paving the way for the technical, economic and legislative integration of autonomous vehicles on the urban and suburban scene.
|This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769033. More information about the AVENUE project can be found at Horizon 2020.|
100th AUTONOM SHUTTLE roll-out
NAVYA has continued to accelerate its production rate ever since it was created.
With a solid industrial base in Vénisseux (just outside of Lyon), NAVYA has forged ahead with its new American production plant in Saline (Michigan).
On 31 March 2018, the Group boasted a production capacity of around 130 vehicles per year in Vénissieux and roughly 30 vehicles per year in Saline. NAVYA intend to push capacity up to 1, 000 vehicles per year, thanks to the opening of a second production line in each of these existing facilities and the installation of a production site for AUTONOM SHUTTLE in the Asia-Pacific region.
NAVYA is a French leading name in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart, shared mobility solutions.
With more than 200 employees in France (Paris and Lyon) and in the United States (Michigan), NAVYA develops, manufactures and commercializes autonomous, driverless, and electric vehicles that combine robotic, digital and driving technologies at the highest level.
Since 2015, NAVYA has been the first to market and put into service autonomous mobility solutions, shuttles and cabs. NAVYA has a range of two autonomous vehicles: the AUTONOM® SHUTTLE, launched in September 2015, of which 100 have already been produced as of today and 67 sold in 16 countries as of March 31, 2018, notably in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Australia, and the AUTONOM® CAB, unveiled in November 2017 whose first road tests will start shortly.
Created in 2014 by Christophe Sapet, NAVYA’s main shareholders are the Paris Region Venture Fund (Région Île-de-France) managed by Cap Decisif Management, the Gravitation and Robolution Capital funds as well as Valeo and Keolis groups.
For more information visit: http://navya.tech
AVENUE – Autonomous Vehicles to Evolve to a New Urban Experience
Launched on 1st May 2018 for a period of four years, the AVENUE European Consortium is part of the Horizon 2020 “Autonomous Vehicles to Evolve to a New Urban Experience” programme. It brings together 16 partners including academic institutions, public transport operators, large technological Research & Development companies and specialist start-ups.
AVENUE aims to create and carry out large-scale autonomous mobility trials in urban centres.
The project provides for the deployment of the very first fleet of autonomous shuttles, 10 in total, in four European cities: Geneva, Lyon, Copenhagen and Luxembourg. Armed with a budget of 22 M€ (including 16 M€ funded by the European Commission), its four main aims are:
- To deploy autonomous vehicles and integrate them into the existing transit services of several European cities;
- To prove that autonomous vehicles are safe to use within urban centres;
- To develop and test new, innovative and disruptive urban public transport services for autonomous vehicles, so that they will be accepted by users;
- To create a new experience for passengers by way of public urban autonomous vehicles.
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