A first bus line entirely operated by Autonomous electric shuttles in the paris Ile-de-france region

Inaugurated on 31 March 2021, a new bus line1 serving the suburban train station of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines-Montigny-le-Bretonneux2 and several local business parks in the Île-de-France Mobilités network enables passengers to reach their destination on autonomous electric shuttles. Following previous trials in La Défense and Vincennes, this project, led in close collaboration with Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines intercommunal district, is a new milestone in the development of autonomous shuttles as a mobility solution by Île-de-France Mobilités, the public transport authority for the Paris Île-de-France region. For the first time, the autonomous shuttles operate alongside regular traffic and feature as a mobility solution in the Île-de-France Mobilités journey planner app, just like the other 1,500 bus lines in the Île-de-France network.

A free service operated by Keolis 

With €2.4 million in funding from Île-de-France Mobilités, the service is free of charge for all passengers and operates Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 8 pm. 

The choice of Keolis to run the first regular autonomous shuttle service on behalf of Île-de-France Mobilités reflects a commitment to delivering a quality of service in line with the level achieved on other bus lines in the region. 

The new line has been designed to complete the existing bus service by providing a last mile solution for the local employment area. 

Three Navya autonomous electric shuttles over 1.6 km route 

From 31 March 2021 to June 2022 (with a possible extension), three Navya autonomous shuttles will run between the Pas-du-Lac business park in Montigny-le-Bretonneux and Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines / Montigny-le-Bretonneux train station, over a 1.6 km route featuring three stops3. 

The shuttles will operate every eight minutes in rush hour and every 17 minutes at off-peak times. 

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines intercommunal district, with the support of Montigny-le-Bretonneux, the Pas-du-Lac local co-ownership association (ASL) and Banque Populaire Val de France, are providing technical engineering expertise and in-depth knowledge of the region for the project. The district also made the necessary adjustments to enable the shuttles and their integrated technology to operate safely in high density traffic.