Navya announces development deal with South Australian government

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Autonomous vehicle developer Navya has announced a partnership agreement that will see the company set up a manufacturing facility in Adelaide, as the Government of South Australia continues to push carbon-neutral and renewable energies.

As Navya continues to work on driverless technology, innovation and a low-carbon economy, through a partnership with RAC, the OEM has already commissioned a deal to deploy the Arma in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

With a successful first-year trial of the Arma, transporting more than 4,300 passengers over 4,200km, this move indicates the fast-paced growth of Navya’s vehicle fleet as the company aims to make autonomous driving more accessible.

Navya CEO Christophe Sapet said of his vision for the company, “The Australian government’s enthusiasm for automated vehicle technology and innovation and our need to make our smart mobility solutions readily available to customers, has pushed us to explore the possibilities for expansion in the region.

“For us, it is a natural progression in our growth strategy and we are delighted to have been able to lay the groundwork of a partnership agreement with the Government of South Australia.”

September 20, 2017

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