NAVYA: Global regulations are constantly evolving to better support the deployment of autonomous vehicles

VILLEURBANNE, France– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Regulatory News:

NAVYA (Paris: NAVYA) (FR0013018041- Navya), a leader in autonomous mobility systems, welcomes regular regulatory advances that promote the deployment of autonomous vehicles on an industrial level.

In the United States, it is the turn of the State of Oklahoma to enact, with the support of the U.S. Senate, a bill that allows the circulation of autonomous vehicles on open roads. As of April 29, the state of Oklahoma is on its 30thika United States states to enact legislation in favor of autonomous vehicles. At the federal level, a major step forward was also made with the enactment in March 2022 of regulations removing the obligation for manufacturers of automated vehicles to provide autonomous vehicles with manual driving (steering wheel). /pedal). These regulations will take effect in September 2022 when they are officially published in the federal register.

Earlier this year, the UN also marked a milestone by amending the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic to allow driverless vehicles. Adopted on January 14, this amendment will take effect on July 14. Once published in the Official Journal (no later than 1eh September 2022), it will be possible to deploy fully autonomous vehicles that do not require driver supervision.

In this context that Europe has passed a bill aimed at certifying level 4 autonomous vehicles, its publication is scheduled for the second half of 2022. This major step is a continuation of the first milestones that already inside, such as German and French lawmakers who in 2021 provided the world’s first legal framework for autonomous driving in regular service.

These regulatory changes are the logical continuation of the national strategies of many countries, which want to anticipate the wider arrival of autonomous vehicles, which are unanimously considered the next major advancement in the mobility market.

This global trend aimed at changing regulations in favor of autonomous mobility will facilitate its large-scale deployment, offering Navya the acceleration of its commercial opportunities within a defined and standardized legal framework.

Navya actively contributes to the development of international law, particularly through its cooperation within the working groups of the European Commission, France and AVIA in the United States (Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association).

The year 2022 therefore marks a promising step for Navya from a regulatory point of view with the publication of several legislative texts authorizing the certification of autonomous vehicles. Until then, in the absence of appropriate texts, Navya was indeed forced to formulate requests for systematic exemptions from each ministry of each country to obtain permission to move its vehicles on public roads.

Note that Navya, as a pioneer in automated mobility, was the first manufacturer to put its autonomous shuttles into circulation in several countries around the world by working closely with the State representatives of each country. So far, Navya has worked in 25 different countries and obtained taxi authorizations on 5 continents (Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa).

Sophie Desormière, Chair of the NAVYA Board of Management : “The evolution of the legislative framework for autonomous mobility is a key lever for large -scale deployment of our autonomous shuttles. The multiple developments carried out in many countries show the growing interest of public authorities at the highest level to make the deployment of autonomous mobility more and faster. The experiments conducted, the technological developments, the growing expectations of both the public and private markets, enabled these developments, to which Navya actively contributed. Recognized as a key and leading player in this sector of excellence, Navya is pleased with the development of legislation to accelerate its development in many international markets, increasingly convinced of the future of autonomous mobility ”.


Founded in 2014, NAVYA is a French leader specializing in the supply of autonomous mobility systems and related services. With 280 employees in France (Paris and Lyon), the United States (Michigan) and Singapore, NAVYA aims to be a leading player in the level 4 autonomous mobility system for the transportation of passengers and goods. Since 2015, NAVYA has become the first company to put autonomous mobility solutions into service. The Autonom® Shuttle, the main line of development, is focused on passenger transportation. Since its launch, more than 200 units have been sold in 25 countries as of December 31, 2021. The Tracteur Autonom® Tract is intended for the transportation of goods. Committed to an ambitious CSR strategy, the Company pursues an active policy in this area, as illustrated by obtaining ISO 9001 certification in September 2021. The Valeo and Keolis groups are among NAVYA’s historic shareholders.

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