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Reshaping a sustainability in E-mobility

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Air France tests autonomous baggage trac...

EREVITA Team, 23.1.2020 23:04:46

Air France tests autonomous baggage tractor at Toulouse Airport In partnership with Charlatte Autonom and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Air France is testing an autonomous tractor to transport baggage. Testing of the AT135 baggage tractor began on 15 November and involved the operation of the vehicle between the baggage sorting area and aircraft. Charlatte Autonom, a subsidiary of Charlatte Manutention and NAVYA, developed the tractor. Agents from Groupe 3S are supervising the vehicle. Air France and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport have integrated the flight operations and infrastructure for the testing. Toulouse-Blagnac Airport executive board chairman Philippe Crébassa said: “This test is a concrete step to designing the Smart Airport: more innovative, connected and more efficient for our customers. “It was only natural that this world-first took place at Toulouse Airport, the pioneering city of aviation.” The vehicle features intelligent sensors that can recognise the environment, identify obstacles in all directions and make decisions. Equipped with Lidar, cameras, GPS, an odometer and autonomous steering software, the vehicle is capable of navigating the airport independently. During its operations, the vehicle collects the baggage from the sorting area, where an agent loads the containers with bags. The vehicle then takes the baggage to the pre-programmed destination where the aircraft is present. The agents near the aircraft unload the containers and the vehicle returns to the baggage sorting area. Air France IT & Tech Innovation head Vincent Euzeby said: “By facilitating the use of an autonomous baggage tractor and perfectly integrating it into its operational processes, Air France’s ambition is to further optimise its operational performance

Villeurbanne, France, October 15, 2019 ?...

EREVITA Team, 23.1.2020 23:11:46

Villeurbanne, France, October 15, 2019 – 1:30 pm CEST – NAVYA (FR0013018041 – NAVYA), a leading company in autonomous driving systems, won two of the three awards granted at the first world challenge organized by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) dedicated to the actors specialized in autonomous passengers transportation on limited routes – first mile/last mile – at reduced speed in an urban environment. This challenge is part of Dubai’s commitment to accelerate the adoption of intelligent mobility solutions to achieve the objective of making 25% of the transport system autonomous by 2030. The Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport attracted multiple companies and academic institutions from around the world to conduct autonomous driving scenarios and simulations in Dubai. Launched in February 2018, the objective of the challenge is to transport people on limited routes – first mile/last mile – at reduced speed, to ensure connections from public transport, parking areas to different sites. These experiments were carried out under extreme climatic conditions specific to the region. The various tests performed assessed the reliability and adaptability of the systems in a variety of situations: emergency stop, obstacle overcoming and management of various traffic scenarios such as, traffic signals, pedestrian crossing, road works, or roundabout. After being selected in the “leader” category as one of the 5 finalists from a total panel of 15 participants, NAVYA, which is positioned in this market segment, won two of the three awards granted: “best Endurance & Reliability” and “best Consumer Experience”. These awards confirm the technological advance and added value of the solutions developed by NAVYA and reinforce the company’s ambition in this geographical area where next year’s World Expo 2020 will take place. These awards are accompanied by financial allocations of $1 million each that will enable the Company to strengthen its R&D activities with a view to further developing its level 4 autonomous driving systems to become the leading player in the supply of vehicles specialized in the transport of people and goods. On this occasion, NAVYA’s COO Jérôme Rigaud stated: « We are very proud to have won the “best Endurance & Reliability” and “best Consumer Experience” awards in this global challenge. This success illustrates the technological expertise and differentiating nature of the solutions developed by NAVYA. We would like to thank the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority for organizing this competition and also acknowledge the unfailing commitment of our teams, which was a decisive asset in obtaining this award. »

Geraldton to welcome driverless bus A d...

EREVITA Team, 3.2.2020 13:10:22

Geraldton to welcome driverless bus A driverless bus will shuttle passengers through central Geraldton for several months starting in April. Dubbed the RAC Intellibus, the futuristic vehicle will allow residents and tourists in WA’s Mid West to experience driverless technology for the first time. Starting at the Geraldton Visitor Centre, the bus will travel a 2.6km route along the foreshore, Marine Terrace Mall, Town Square, Rocks Centre, and the Museum of Geraldton. City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn described the visit as a “huge opportunity for the region” and a “fantastic outcome for Geraldton. “This experience is a huge coup for Geraldton and we know both our community and visitors alike will love the addition to our CBD,” Mr Van Styn said. “Not only are we embracing state of the art technology, but this will be fantastic for tourism and marketing of the Mid West. “I can already envisage the Intellibus will be utilised significantly - especially during peak times such as cruise ship visits.” RAC executive general manager advocacy and members, Patrick Walker, said regional areas “present unique road safety and mobility challenges”. “That’s why engaging these communities is a priority, to help us all better understand and prepare for the changing nature of transport,” Mr Walker said. “Human error is the cause of the vast majority of road deaths and serious injuries, so helping to safely transition to driverless technology sooner could help save hundreds of Australian lives and prevent thousands of serious injuries.” An RAC spokeswoman said passengers would learn about road safety and observe how the Intellibus interacts with other road users including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Since being launched in South Perth in 2016, the RAC Intellibus has transported more than 16,000 passengers across more than 24,770km in autonomous mode. An eight-week visit to Busselton last year marked the first time the Intellibus had been to regional WA.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velod...

EREVITA Team, 13.3.2020 21:31:07

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a multi-year sales agreement with NAVYA, a leading company in autonomous driving systems. Since 2015, NAVYA has been using Velodyne lidar sensors in production for its autonomous shuttle fleet that provides mobility services to cities and private sites. “NAVYA is at the forefront of inventing and growing the autonomous shuttle business, providing an innovative, clean mobility solution” Tweet this NAVYA plans to pursue the worldwide expansion of its shuttle with Velodyne’s state-of-the-art sensors for precise real-time localization and object detection. The NAVYA autonomous shuttle fleet offers effective first- and last-mile transportation solutions, with optimized navigation and safety features. The shuttles use advanced guidance and detection systems and are enhanced with deep learning technology. “We are continuing our partnership with Velodyne Lidar because their technology enables us to place autonomous shuttles on the road today,” said Jérôme Rigaud, COO, NAVYA. “Our successful five-year experience working with Velodyne’s lidar solutions has proven that they provide a key component in our sensor kit needed to help move our fleet to the mass deployment stage.” “NAVYA is at the forefront of inventing and growing the autonomous shuttle business, providing an innovative, clean mobility solution,” said Anand Gopalan, CEO, Velodyne Lidar. “Their driverless shuttles demonstrate how Velodyne lidar sensors provide robust data for safe, efficient navigation across urban centers, hospitals, universities, industrial sites and more.” About Velodyne Lidar Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™, and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™. About NAVYA NAVYA is a leading French name in the autonomous driving systems. With 280 employees in France (Paris and Lyon) and in the United States (Michigan), NAVYA aims at becoming the leading player for the supply of autonomous driving systems for passenger and goods transport. Since 2015, NAVYA has been the first to market and put into service autonomous mobility solutions. The AUTONOM® SHUTTLE, main development axis, was launched in September 2015 and 160 units have been sold as of 31 December 2019, notably in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Australia. The AUTONOM® TRACT is dedicated to goods transport. Created in 2014 with the support of Robolution Capital, investment fund managed by 360 Capital Partners, his reference shareholder, NAVYA’s shareholders also include the Gravitation fund and Paris Region Venture Fund (Région Île-de-France) managed by Cap Decisif Management as well as Valeo and Keolis groups. NAVYA is listed on the Euronext regulated market in Paris (ISIN code: FR0013018041 – NAVYA).

NAVYA Announces Its 2019 Annual Results ...

EREVITA Team, 25.3.2020 08:27:11

NAVYA Announces Its 2019 Annual Results Installed base of nearly 160 AUTONOM® SHUTTLE vehicles, up +37% 2019 revenues of €15.0 million with 43 shuttles sold Regular increase in Services activity, +26%, which now accounts for 19% of total revenues vs. 12% in 2018 Improvement in the gross margin in the second half of 2019 Increase in R&D investments by nearly 90% in order to carry out, from the first half of 2020, the first “Full Autonom Level 41” (no safety driver onboard the vehicle) tests on its shuttle and Tract vehicle Strengthening of the financial structure: cash position of €19.0 million at end-2019 and an additional €11.9 million following the payments in 2020 of the "Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport" prize money and the completion of the bond issue subscribed by ESMO Corporation https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200324005646/en/NAVYA-Announces-2019-Annual-Results

New autonomous shuttles deployed at the ...

EREVITA Team, 21.6.2020 15:59:45

New autonomous shuttles deployed at the end of June in Geneva What if it was as easy to hail an autonomous bus as a taxi? This is the idea behind the autonomous shuttles currently being deployed in Geneva on the site of the Belle-Idée hospital, in partnership with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). Two vehicles will start to run on test from the end of June 2020 on the site's road network. Passengers will be able to borrow them from August. Why it's innovative. Unlike the line operated since March 2018 in Meyrin by TPG on the XA line, the shuttle will not stop at predetermined stops, but on demand, thanks to an application. A world first for a public site, explains the project coordinator. Led by the European consortium Avenue and piloted by the University of Geneva alongside the city and the canton, it could be emulated in Europe.

Villeurbanne, France, July, 09 2020 – ...

EREVITA Team, 9.7.2020 23:18:43

Villeurbanne, France, July, 09 2020 – 5 :45 pm CEST – Navya (FR0013018041- Navya), a leading company in autonomous driving systems, launches a level 4 fully autonomous shuttle service, meaning without a safety operator on board. This service has been launched progressively since June 22nd at the National Sport Shooting Centre (NSSC) in Châteauroux, France, in partnership with Keolis. A decisive step towards a fully autonomous commercial offering Since June 22nd 2020, the “Autonom® Shuttle Evo” shuttle has been circulating within the National Shooting Sport Centre allowing athletes and visitors to move from the car park to the reception area. With a distance of 1.5 km, this route is carried out at a maximum speed of 18 km/hour. This launch is a decisive step towards the development of a transport offering that integrates level 4 full autonomy vehicles (which corresponds to a real autonomy without a safety operator onboard). This service is carried out in complete safety for passengers and other road users. The service also marks the first-ever global deployment of the “Autonom Shuttle Evo”, the result of six years of experimentation and nearly 200 Navya deployments worldwide. This new “Autonom Shuttle Evo” version incorporates essential improvements to achieve level 4 autonomy, including: Autonomization of functions to offboard the safety operator in a remote supervision center; Reinforced and optimized sensor architecture to offer a wider vision and guarantee safety; Revised user experience (passenger information banner with visual and audible announcements, optimized access for people with reduced mobility); Enhanced connectivity to remotely monitor vehicle status in real time and ensure secure predictive maintenance. Gradual and secure implementation Thanks to the continuous improvement of the “Navya Driver” autonomous driving software and the sensor architecture of the “Autonom Shuttle Evo”, the shuttle operates without a safety driver, in a determined environment and on a predefined route, with off-board supervision that can take control of the vehicle in real time, if necessary. The presence of other users (pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles) on the site is regulated thanks to secure access and reduced driving speed. In later stages of the experiment, the shuttle will be supervised from a remote control centre. The shuttle will operate on a route that includes a multi-lane road and intersections with connected traffic lights.

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