Multinational group teams up with Navya to launch one-year trial of automated shuttle service in growth area of France’s third largest city

 

navya_LyonSans chauffeur: A Navya vehicle in Confluence, Lyon

 

Driverless vehicles reached  a new milestone this week when French transport group Keolis launched a one-year trial of automated electric minibuses in Confluence, a new growth area in the south of Lyon.

This is the first time that automated vehicles have been trialled for public transport, in a city the size of Lyon. France’s third largest city has a population of over 1.5 million.

The trial is being carried out in conjunction with Navya, the French firm which has developed the vehicles, with the support of the Lyon metropolitan area.

 

Further Automated Vehicles coverage in the latest issue of Passenger Transport:

 

Uber and Volvo partner on self-driving cars
Self-driving vehicles have joined Uber’s fleet in Pittsburgh

Automation to solve ‘last mile problem’
Davide Brizzolara and Andrea Toth consider the impact that self-driving vehicles could have on cities and passenger transport

 

This article appears inside the latest issue of Passenger Transport.

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