On 24 September 2020, Keolis, in partnership with Urban ICT Arena, Telia, Ericsson Intel and T-engineering, launched a new autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial in Stockholm, Sweden, using 5G technology to remotely control and supervise the vehicle. This trial aims to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous electric vehicles in complex urban areas with a view to optimising route planning and traffic.
On 18 September 2020, Keolis Downer, Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, was awarded a 1.32 billion euro (AUS$ 2.14 billion) contract by South Australia's Department of Infrastructure and Transport to operate and maintain the commuter rail network of Adelaide in the State of South Australia. This is the first time this network will be managed by a private operator.
The contract, which takes effect on 31 January 2021, is for an initial period of eight years, extendible to twelve years. As part of this contract, Keolis Downer will deliver more services and improve passenger experience.
The Supervisory Board of Keolis Group, under the presidency of Joël Lebreton, unanimously appointed Marie-Ange Debon as Keolis Group Executive Chairwoman, during a Supervisory Board that was held on Tuesday 28 July 2020.
ting on Tuesday 5th November. Marie-Ange Debon will begin as Keolis Group Executive Chairwoman on 24 August 2020.
Published on 24/07/2020
On 3 July 2020, the Swedish public transport authority (PTA) Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) awarded Keolis a four-year extension worth 500 million euros to operate and maintain a fossil-free bus fleet in Stockholm, Sweden.