Autonomous shuttles

KEOLIS, PIONEER OF THE 100% ELECTRIC, AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE
In addition to traditional transport modes (bus, tram, metro etc.), Keolis offers a high-performance, environmentally friendly and innovative alternative in the form of autonomous shuttles to cover the "last mile" in urban environments or in less dense zones.

A COMPLEMENTARY OFFER, INTEGRATED INTO EXISTING NETWORKS 

Developing autonomous mobility enriches the existing public transport network, especially in those areas least served by other transport modes, or for the first and last mile of the journey in various environments (airports, universities, hospital complexes or large tourist sites).

MULTIMODAL, MADE-TO-MEASURE EXPERTISE

To develop this multimodal offer, which includes autonomous vehicles, Keolis draws on its expertise in operating and integrating traditional transport modes, as well as on numerous successful past experiences in putting autonomous vehicles into service in urban environments in partnership with Navya, leader and specialist in the design and development of 100% autonomous, driverless and electric vehicles.

KEOLIS, A KEY PARTNER IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS NEW TRANSPORT SOLUTION 

La Défense: + 97% of passengers satisfied with the service in Europe’s largest business district

Since its launch in June 2017, the autonomous shuttle service at the site of La Défense has been improved for ever greater passenger comfort.
Thanks to a more detailed understanding of the site, the passengers, and the interactions with the shuttle, a certain number of improvements have gradually been made to the service: markings on the ground help pedestrians to better visualise the path of the shuttle, allowing it to pass more smoothly, timetables have been adjusted to fully cover the opening hours of the adjacent shopping centre, and the itineraries have been optimised to better meet passenger demand.

An autonomous shuttle operating in road traffic in Las Vegas

In partnership with the American Automobile Association (AAA), the autonomous shuttle provides approximately 250,000 residents and visitors to Las Vegas with a unique, and, for most of them, totally novel experience: a trip aboard an autonomous vehicle. This experiment builds on the Keolis shuttle presented to Las Vegas in partnership with Navya in early 2017. It is the first autonomous vehicle to be fully integrated into road traffic. The self-driving electric shuttle runs on a loop of about one kilometre near Fremont Street in the historic centre of Las Vegas. It offers free trips so that passengers can try out autonomous transport in real conditions.

A new experiment in 2018 inside the airport complex of ROISSY POLE with ADP

New autonomous transport services are strategic for the development and competitiveness of airport platforms to improve the quality of service and the regularity of different transport modes, and as well as to free up the road networks of the major hubs. The itinerary of the shuttles is unprecedented and incorporates a large amount of technology: it includes crossing an open road with heavy traffic, as well as the insertion and the crossing of the two shuttles in an extremely dense environment where there are also many pedestrians.

Keolis, with its partner Navya, is developing its presence in autonomous cars to offer a shared, on-demand, more personalised and flexible shopping service

At the end of 2017, Navya launched its "Autonom Cab", an autonomous, 100% electric car. This new ultra-connected vehicle can carry up to 6 people…  and looks as if it has come straight out of the future. Keolis is proud to support Navya in its continued quest for growth and in the launch of this new vehicle which expands its product range.
New opportunities that will enable the Group to establish its position as an autonomous vehicle operator.

THE MULTIPLE USES OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES 

  • Urban zones: pedestrianised town centres, narrow roads.
  • Airports: internal or external passenger transfers, movement of staff.
  • Hospitals: transporting patients and their loved ones from a public transport station or car park to the hospital site; movement of staff on the site.
  • University campuses: transporting students between a distant public transport station and the university; movement within the campus.
  • Amusement parks and tourist sites: transfering visitors between the various points of interest and the carparks
  • Industrial sites: transporting personnel between the various points of interest (place of work, canteen, etc.) 
  • Shopping centres: transporting clients from a shopping centre to a public transport station, and vice versa.