The Bolloré Group subsidiary has started a partnership with Navya to make its vehicles autonomous. The two players will formalize and confirm this agreement in the coming weeks.
The Bolloré Bluebus could adopt an autonomous system in the coming months. In any case, this is the will of the creator of the Bluecar, who will enter into a partnership with Navya to develop this type of vehicle in the future.
The supplier would robotize the braking, acceleration and steering system of the Bluebus. This would allow these buses to operate independently. The two players began their discussions recently and should soon formalize this partnership.
“The pooling of our respective expertise should make it possible to envisage the development of a six-meter, autonomous shuttle bus, serving the mobility of tomorrow”, explained Jean-Luc Montfort, president of Bluebus.
Navya is also developing an autonomous shuttle in connection with Keolis, and could therefore supply its autonomous systems to Bolloré. The brand initially wanted to develop its own shuttle but prefers to do so in partnership with other players in the sector. In particular, this would make it possible to produce autonomous shuttles of a larger size than that initially envisaged.