Management & Operations

Navya, Keolis launch driverless public transit vehicle pilot in Las Vegas

Posted on January 11, 2017

Navya/Keolis
Navya/Keolis

A new milestone in transportation was reached as Navya and Keolis, in partnership with the City of Las Vegas, launched the first completely autonomous, fully-electric shuttle ever to be deployed on a public roadway in the U.S. The shuttle is being launched in the new Innovation District that was recently created by the City of Las Vegas in downtown Las Vegas.

During the week-long pilot, the public will be invited to take free test rides of the driverless vehicle, which carries up to a dozen passengers and was designed for use by state and local governments and transit agencies and operators as an efficient, clean-energy alternative to the fossil-fuel powered vehicles of today.

The pilot was made possible through a partnership between Keolis, a leader in operating public transportation systems, and Navya, which developed the ARMA Shuttle. The public will be able to ride on the shuttle Jan. 11 to 20, as it travels along east Fremont Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and Eighth Street, with regular street traffic.

The City of Las Vegas recently established an Innovation District downtown to create a center for testing groundbreaking technology in the areas of alternative energy, citizen participation, transportation, and social infrastructure.

The City plans to transform the downtown urban core into a technology incubator focused on safe, efficient, sustainable, and environmentally-conscious mobility, including autonomous and connected vehicles and establishing a platform for deploying innovation.

Navya began testing ARMA for service in North America at MCity, the University of Michigan’s unique test site for connected and automated vehicles in December 2016, showcasing the vehicle publicly in the U.S. for the first time at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show this past weekend in Las Vegas.

Navya Shuttle Las Vegas from Keolis Commuter Services on Vimeo.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NorthEast Charter joins IMG network

The company joins IMG’s Cyr Bus Lines in serving the state of Maine and surrounding areas.

TriMet's GM McFarlane to retire

The agency and TriMet’s Board of Directors will now launch an international search for the next GM.

Nashville mayor unveils $5.2 billion transportation plan

It includes 26 miles of Nashville’s first-ever light rail system, four rapid bus routes, a dramatic increase in the service and frequency of the bus system, and a strategy of service and infrastructure improvements.

RATP Dev North America adopts one brand

Rebranding of McDonald Transit and RDMT simplifies client interactions by immediately connecting clients to the parent company in North America.

MV Transportation names IT exec to CEO post

Kevin Jones joins MV from DXC Technology, a publicly traded IT services company, where he served as sr. VP and GM of the Americas region.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close