Navya announces the deployment of a fleet of 3 Autonom Shuttle operated by Keolis on behalf of Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) within the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines city.
The 3 shuttles deployed run along a 1.6 km path on an open road, in complete interaction with other users. The route includes 4 stops, linking the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines/Montigny-le-Bretonneux train station to a suburban area that includes several firms. The shuttles run every 8 minutes during rush hour, Monday to Friday, from 7.30 am to 8 pm. They are integrated into heavy traffic. The service completes the public transport offer of the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines agglomeration. As part of this experiment, users benefit from free transport.
Inaugurated on March, 31st 2021, this project launched by Ile-de-France Mobilités in association with the city of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is operated by Keolis and will run until at least June 2022. This is the first deployment of autonomous shuttles on public roads with a service level commitment: a further step towards a larger-scale integration of autonomous shuttles in daily public transport services. The launch of this service is a perfect response to the challenges faced by local authorities looking for innovative solutions to improve their transport services.