On 11 December 2019, Keolis, Châteauroux Metropole and the French Shooting Federation concluded a partnership agreement to authorise the autonomous vehicle tests carried out by the Group at the National Centre for Shooting Sports (CNTS), located near Châteauroux, in the centre of France. This partnership will enable Keolis to pursue its development in autonomous vehicle fleet management, by conducting operational tests aimed at improving vehicle operation and the vehicles’ capacity to adapt to different traffic environments in order to guarantee optimal safety and quality of service for passengers.
On 20 November 2019, at the Salon des Maires exhibition, Enedis and Keolis sign a partnership intended to share their respective expertise to support public transport authorities wishing to convert their bus fleets to electric buses. The partnership will make it possible to innovate and optimise electric bus charging systems and facilitate their integration into the public electricity distribution network, managed by Enedis.
In Rennes (France), Keolis, which already operates two Navya electric autonomous shuttles in the University of Rennes, further pursues its trials with two new shuttles made by EasyMile. On the same occasion, Easymile inaugurates its new-generation shuttle. In Lyon (France), the Group has reached a new milestone in autonomous vehicle deployment with the entry into service of two new Navya automated shuttles fully integrated into traffic, a first in the country. In Newcastle (Australia), Keolis will start to operate autonomous shuttles running on public roads by the end of the year.In Gothenburg (Sweden), in partnership with Volvo, Keolis unveiled a 12-metre long electric bus in its depot.
In September 2019, we related how Keolis' Innovation and Data Club Workshop brought together colleagues from more than 20 subsidiaries to discuss the challenges of tomorrow's mobility. Take a look back at the workshop with the video available on Keosphere.
Kisio, together with Google Maps and MobilityData, publishes open mobility datasets and a methodological handbook to represent the interiors of transit stations and improve traveler experiences in trip planning applications. This work results in better journey plans for everyone, including people with mobility needs. On the occasion of the MobilityData Summit taking place on October 17th and 18th at the Centre for Social Innovation in New York City, Kisio and MobilityData are pleased to announce a collaboration with Google Maps on the project “Go Deeper Paris”.