VILLEURBANNE, France– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Regulatory News:
NAVYA (FR0013018041- Navya), a leader in autonomous mobility systems, has announced that it has signed a three-way cooperation agreement with Michelin, a world leader in the tire industry and sustainable mobility, and beti, the operator of automated mobility networks, specialist. in tourist areas and rural areas.
This agreement aims to accelerate the development and testing of pneumatic and non-pneumatic solutions developed by Michelin by integrating them into autonomous shuttles designed by Navya and deployed in real conditions in a rural environment with the operator beti.
By combining their expertise through Movin’On, the world’s leading ecosystem for strategic prospecting and co-innovation in favor of sustainable mobility, Michelin, Navya and beti will cover all the issues that related to ground connections, with the goal of co-developing connected airless solutions including data management.
This partnership between two autonomous mobility experts and a global sustainable mobility giant also makes it possible to build a solid value chain, which is crucial to the development and growth of the shared autonomous mobility sector.
Navya and beti continue their operational and strategic collaboration, which has been accomplished by the success of their previous joint experiments (Val de Drôme and Val Thorens) and they are happy to combine their expertise with the Michelin group to create a real ecosystem. of service excellence in sustainable and inclusive autonomous mobility, driven by their strong origins in the territories.
The first concrete collaboration resulted from numerous exchanges between the Michelin, Navya and beti teams within the framework of their active participation in Movin’On.
Erik Grab, Director of Movin’On: “ Through this partnership, each other the three companies, based on its own strategic imperatives and areas of excellence, have found Movin’On a platform conducive to the strategic prospect of open mobility markets and to experimenting with new sustainable mobility. The compatibility of their respective expertise proves the strength of co-innovation to act in favor of mobility as a factor of development. This first autonomous mobility experiment on the initiative of Movin’On partner companies is a promise of impact and we are excited together. »
Emmanuel Custodero, Scientific Director of the MICHELIN Group : “The Michelin team has always been a pioneer in terms of sustainable mobility and a logical part of developing solutions and services focused on autonomous mobility. Autonomous shared transport is shaping up to be an important pillar of sustainable mobility in the future years and its history is now being written.At Michelin, we are convinced that the partnership is a great way for industrial players to stay ahead of strategic technologies.This partnership with Navya and beti, experts in their fields, is its perfect description.Navya has a convincing technological and industrial lead in the design, manufacture and deployment of shuttles (more than 200 have been tested worldwide), and the operator beti is an active and recognized leader in the development of mobility in the countryside. for the emergence of sustainable and inclusive mobility everywhere, for all. »
Benjamin Beaudet, CEO of beti: “At Navya and Michelin, beti is working on its ambition to provide rural areas with a safe and efficient autonomous mobility solution. Being at the heart of structuring partnerships, leveraging our respective synergies, beti will contribute to creating experiences and services that shape the mobility of people and goods in the years to come. ”.
Sophie Desormière, Chair of the Navya Board of Directors: “This partnership with beti and the Michelin group allows us to create the best conditions to strengthen our technological and commercial leadership with opportunities to create new related services to better meet expectations of professionals and users. Benefiting from the resources, expertise, infrastructure and world renown of the Michelin team is a key asset for Navya, taking it a step further in the pursuit of its strategic development towards competitiveness and growth ”.
Movin’On is the first global ecosystem of strategic anticipation and co-innovation that brings together more than 300 key players in sustainable mobility, public and private, collective and individual: large companies, cities, countries, international organizations, startups , academics, individuals and civil society experts. Movin’On is accelerating the implementation of solutions, especially thanks to Movin’On LAB, a think-and-do tank and its Communities of Interest. Each year, the Movin’On ecosystem organizes events, whether physical or digital, to concretely move from ambition to action.
For more information, visit www.movinonconnect.com
Michelin’s ambition is to continue to improve the mobility of its customers. A leader in the mobility sector, Michelin designs, manufactures and distributes tires that best suit their needs and uses, as well as services and solutions to improve transportation efficiency. Michelin also offers offers that allow its customers to experience unique moments in their travels and travels. Michelin also produces high-tech materials for many areas. Based in Clermont Ferrand, Michelin is present in 177 countries, employs 124,760 people and operates 68 tire factories that together will produce approximately 173 million tires by 2021. (www.michelin.com).
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Spin off by an SME family, bertolami, a mobility operator for 70 years in rural areas, beti has ensured since 2019 the deployment of automated mobility networks in areas with little population or tourists. 2 world firsts were operated using Navya autonomous shuttles in Val Thorens to ensure horizontal mobility at a ski resort and at Crest Val de Drôme for automated rural mobility on a regional scale. Beti develops its expertise in a systematic approach involving players such as Eurovia, a subsidiary of the VINCI group, or MACIF, the leader of the autonomous automotive community interested within Movin’On.
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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.
NAVYA is listed on the regulated Euronext market in Paris (ISIN code: FR0013018041 – Navya). For more information: www.navya.tech
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