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VILLEURBANNE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:
NAVYA (FR0013018041- Navya) (Paris: NAVYA), a leader in autonomous mobility systems, continues to push for market leadership in the United States, forging key partnerships that will evolve mobility as a service in the market increasingly autonomous, connected, inclusive and sustainable North American.
Navya and Beep Partnership Showcases Autonomous Vehicle Use Cases in the U.S.
The autonomous vehicle market in the United States is expected to grow significantly over the next eight to ten years owing to rapid advancements in technology, growing market demand, and successful test deployments. Since 2019, Navya and Beep, Inc. have been at the forefront of autonomous shuttle projects in the United States, transporting tens of thousands of travelers on public and private roads across the country and expanding safety testing of stand-alone platforms.
In 2019, Beep deployed its first two Navya shuttles on a 1.25 mile course in Lake Nona, a 17 square mile community in Orlando, Florida that combines residential living; educational, medical and research institutions; retail, restaurants and corporate offices, with a focus on innovation, technology and community. Since then, the “Move Nona” autonomous shuttle network has continued to develop significantly. To date, Beep has successfully tested five daily routes, with six Navya shuttles connecting 10 key community destinations.
The city of Peach corners, Georgia is a hub for research and testing of smart cities and next-generation technologies. Beep deployed three Navya shuttles using the city’s three miles of dedicated AV lanes. The city’s 5G communications network and C-V2X infrastructure enable integration with traffic control infrastructure, further improving shuttle operations and driver experience.
The Tradition in Motion (TIM) service operates on two routes on mixed-traffic public roads in Tradition’s Mattamy Homes development in the City of Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Since their launch in December 2020, Beep’s Navya shuttles have safely transported nearly 13,000 passengers.
The Beep and Navya partnership has also successfully tested and deployed routes in places such as Peoria, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; and Pinellas County, Florida. In 2020, in partnership with Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Beep used Navya shuttles to transport COVID test samples to the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Florida, with no onboard security guards, achieving true Level 4 autonomy over the four months of the project.
The partnership between Navya and Keolis brings many FIRST in the Autonomous Industry
The first urban trial of self-driving shuttles gets to work in Vegas
NAVYA’s autonomous shuttles, operated by its partner Keolis, offer a new mobility option to visitors to Las Vegas. Not only does the project provide transport in the bustling city center of this extraordinary city, but it plans to offer passengers a new experience of autonomous mobility, while collecting feedback.
A Canadian first in Candiac – Autonomous electric shuttle project on public roads
In the summer of 2018, Navya in partnership with Keolis, operated a Navya shuttle for 12 months in the city of Candiac, Canada. The Navya shuttle operated in mixed traffic, integrating autonomous shuttles into shared transport solutions, in addition to complementing the existing transport offer. For 8 months, the service was offered free of charge to residents of Candiac, offering a 2 km route between the exo incentive parking lot and the bus terminus with numerous stops along the way. During the 4 winter months, a research and development project was carried out to test the shuttle in Quebec winter conditions without passengers on board. Lessons learned from this deployment helped shape future designs for Navya shuttle heating and cooling systems.
The Department of Canada tests the Navya shuttles on the streets of Montreal as part of the ten-year climate plan
At the end of last year, in the summer of 2021, Navya and the operator Keolis deployed 2 shuttles near downtown Montreal. These 2 shuttles completed a 30-minute loop along Saint-Hubert and Saint-André streets, making seven stops. It was the Canadian Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Electrification who inaugurated this first autonomous shuttle service. The demonstration was divided into 2 phases, the first phase started in 2021 and the objective is to cover as many kilometers as possible and to do tests while evaluating the acceptance of the shuttle on the road. The second phase will begin in the summer of 2022 and the objective is to transport as many people as possible with schedules adapted to the needs of the city.
Navya brings mobility solutions to those in need through grants
In May 2019, Navya was awarded the Planet M Mobility Fellowship to deploy an industry-leading autonomous accessible paratransit shuttle to serve an at-risk population in Detroit, Michigan. This deployment was to improve accessibility for residents of two communities, Brush Park Manor Senior Housing and Brewster Homes, using a self-driving shuttle featuring an ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp manufactured by BraunAbility. With these integrations, the service has solved the problem that many residents in every community face when trying to get reliable transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and other essential or critical needs. Whether the rides address a specific transportation need or simply a curiosity about technology, this project served its purpose well and showed that there is a specific and enduring reason to explore AV transportation options in these communities.
Navya Partners with American Universities Leading the Way in Autonomous Research
In September 2019, Navya and Texas A&M University deployed an autonomous shuttle to the university’s campus for a 3-month demonstration to identify potential use of autonomous transit services, including shuttles and shuttles. low-speed bus, to improve mobility, connectivity, and safety on campus streets.
The first trial of Navya shuttles in the United States began at the University of Michigan and continues today
The very first Navya shuttles in the United States were deployed at the University of Michigan in 2016. The Mcity shuttle program deployed 2 shuttles to UofM’s North Campus, researching how passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and the other drivers interacted with the shuttle to rate the consumer. technology acceptance. Exterior cameras captured the reaction and behavior of other road users, including other vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Interior cameras recorded the reactions of passengers inside the shuttle. This included the use of video and audio recordings and photographs taken from the videos. Mcity also monitored traffic and usage patterns, and surveyed users about their experience. The data collected will help researchers understand user confidence over time, as well as how to design safer vehicles and operate them more efficiently.
In 2020, at the end of the University of Michigan deployment, one of the MCity Shuttles was donated to the Henry Ford Museum and is part of their growing collection of vehicles that are changing automotive history. Today, the remaining MCity shuttle is still in service on the grounds of the MCity test facility. This test facility is the world’s first proving ground specifically designed to test the performance and safety of connected and automated technologies under controlled and realistic conditions. The Navya shuttle is available for tours of the facility as well as for testing Navya software.
“Since arriving in the United States at Saline in 2017, Navya has been able to deploy autonomous shuttles in multiple use cases across the United States and Canada. By working with leading operators like Beep and Keolis as well as our partnerships with universities, hospitals, cities and tourist destinations, we are successfully demonstrating the added value of shared, safe and sustainable transport, increasing mobility for everyone. The United States and North America as a whole is an exceptional area for the future of autonomous mobility, where Navya is particularly well established and ready to work hand in hand on all developments and projects in this continent that has always been an innovator and a pioneer.” comments Sophie Desormière, CEO of Navya.
NAVYA is a leading French company specializing in the supply of autonomous mobility systems and associated services. It was created in 2014 and has a total of 280 employees in France (Paris and Lyon), the United States (Michigan) and Singapore. NAVYA’s ambition is to become the reference supplier of level 4 autonomous mobility systems for the transport of people and goods. The company achieved a world first by launching its Autonom® shuttle for passengers in 2015. Since this year and until December 31, 2021, more than 200 vehicles have been sold in 25 countries. In 2021, Navya launched its industrial equivalent, the Autonom® Tract, a tractor for transporting goods. The company is resolutely and actively committed to CSR and obtained ISO 9001 certification in September 2021. The Valeo and Keolis groups are among the historic shareholders of Navya.
NAVYA is listed on the regulated Euronext market in Paris (ISIN code: FR0013018041-Navya).
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