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NAVYA self-driving shuttle goes to work in Las Vegas


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017

Self-driving shuttles: Navya's R&D project manager Hassane Ouchouid (left) and vice-president Henri Coron (right) giving demonstration rides on an autonomous shuttle equipped with Navya technology during the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. — Reuters

Self-driving shuttles: Navya's R&D project manager Hassane Ouchouid (left) and vice-president Henri Coron (right) giving demonstration rides on an autonomous shuttle equipped with Navya technology during the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. — Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO: A self-driving electric shuttle built by French firm NAVYA began a one-week stint in Las Vegas on Jan 10, in a US first. 

Arma shuttles began providing free rides along a three-block stretch of Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, a vintage part of Sin City that is a tourist attraction away from the casino-lined main strip. 

The pilot public transit program will last a week, and was touted as the first time a fully autonomous, electric powered shuttle was left to its own devices to deal with traffic on a public street in the United States. 

NAVYA displayed Arma at the Consumer Electronics Show that ended Jan 8 in Las Vegas. 

The US became the seventh country where Arma shuttles have been put to use since the vehicles debuted in France in late 2015, the company said in a release. — AFP

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