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Fully Autonomous, Driverless Public Transport Debuts at 28 MPH

| September 14, 2016

First Fully Autonomous, Driverless Public Transport Travels 28 MPH

Taking driverless vehicles to a new level, Keolis, a leader in public transportation, announced that it is joining forces with NAVYA to launch NAVLY, “the world’s first autonomous, driverless public transportation service.”

NAVLY is now being tested in Lyon, France where Keolis operates the bus, tram and subway systems, marking the first time ever that an autonomous vehicle has been used as part of a public transportation network.

NAVYA’s ARMA vehicle is an intelligent driverless shuttle that can safely transport 15 passengers at speeds of up to 28 mph. The ARMA shuttles have no steering wheel or pedals, run on a battery, are 100% electric and boast a technologically advanced navigation and sensor system.

The service in Lyon transports includes five stops and covers approximately one mile. The area traversed by the vehicle is free of traffic lights, crosswalks and intersections, and the journey takes about 13 minutes. An operator is on board at all times to ensure the safety of passengers and answer questions.

Noted Keolis North America CEO Clement Michel. “The NAVYA vehicle is safe, convenient and sustainable, and will provide public authorities with an exciting and intelligent new option to meet the growing demand for urban mobility solutions.”First Fully Autonomous, Driverless Public Transport Travels 28 MPH

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