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NAVYA demos driverless electric pod at Heathrow

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Smart mobility autonomous vehicle manufacturer NAVYA has demonstrated ARMA fully autonomous and 100% driverless and electric shuttle at the London Heathrow Airport Electric and Autonomous Showcase.

The company says that, since first deploying the NAVYA ARMA in France in late 2015, the vehicles have transported more than 100,000 people and have grown to have a fleet of 30 in seven countries around the world.

The company adds that the arrival of NAVYA in the UK follows the launch of the NAVYA ARMA in the USA.  Last week saw the roll-out of the shuttle on the public roads of Las Vegas’ downtown Fremont East Entertainment District following its introduction at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and it is currently operating at MCity, the University of Michigan’s unique test site for connected and automated vehicles (pictured).

“Breaking into the UK market is one of our major objectives so we are delighted to be here at London’s Heathrow Airport to demonstrate our innovative smart mobility solution. Autonomous technology will certainly be a part of the airports of the future. Autonomous vehicles will allow airports to deal with certain flow issues currently experienced and to thus improve the passenger’s airport experience,” said NAVYA VP Sales Henri Coron.

 
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