Navia (vehicle)

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The Navia is an electric 10-passenger[1] robo-driven vehicle made by France’s Induct Technology. It operates at a maximum speed of 20 km/h (12.5 mph), using four lidar ("LIght raDAR") units, along with stereoscopic optical cameras, to generate a real-time 3D map of its surroundings. It does not require rails, overhead lines or other road changes.[2]

It is being tested at campuses in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Singapore.[1]

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Plans call for it to transport passengers between Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and JTC Corporation's CleanTech Park over a 2 km (1.2 mi) 2-km (1.2-mile) route. Passengers select their destination stop on a touchscreen display.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Navia - The first driverless vehicle introduced by Induct company - Sci/Tech - DNA". Dnaindia.com. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Singapore to try out driverless shuttle on public roads". Gizmag.com. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 

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