Navya and Bluebus, French manufacturer of 100% electric buses, have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate in the development of an autonomous bus.
The two companies wish to gather their mutual expertise through a technical partnership to design and develop a self-driving vehicle.
This development will be based on the platform of Bluebus, a company with expertise in the design, development, manufacture and sale of 100% electric buses integrating lithium metal batteries (LMP©). The vehicle’s braking, acceleration and directional components will be automated to work with Navya’s autonomous driving software. In addition, many interactions with the on-board equipment will also be manageable via the software developed by Navya.
After a first round of constructive discussions, the two companies today confirm their desire to expand their work, with the aim of concluding a partnership agreement in the near future. This agreement will define the conditions for carrying out their joint project, which aims to facilitate the marketing of autonomous transportation solutions.