During six months, the inhabitants of Greater Paris will be able to enjoy a new travel experience, thanks to autonomous vehicles that will circulate on the esplanade of the La Défense business district. This innovative initiative is part of a trial conducted by Keolis on behalf of STIF (the Greater Paris region transport authority).
For the first time, driverless autonomous electric shuttles will drive the streets of Canada. Keolis and Navya have been approved to demonstrate, under real traffic conditions, the performance of this innovative mobility solution.
Under this plan, all buses in the most polluted areas of Greater Paris will run on clean energy by 2025. To prepare for this challenge, STIF and Keolis will trial a new type of fully electric bus on the line connecting Versailles and Vélizy.
To tackle the emerging issues of an evolving transport market, Keolis reinforced its core business while accelerating its development in new mobility solutions. After strong growth in 2015, revenue increased by 1.4% in 2016, reaching a total of €5.1 billion. Cost-effectiveness of the Group (measured using EBITDA) rose by +5.5%, reaching €313 million, an increase four times greater than that of revenue. 2016 proved a profitable year for the Group, with major contract renewals both in France and internationally.
Wins for new and renewed contracts, strategic partnerships, and strong external growth: 2016 saw Keolis reinforce its global market position in traditional transport modes while accelerating its development in new mobility solutions.