Valeo and Navia plan to expand the technical and industrial collaboration of autonomous shuttles.
Valeo’s technology is already installed in the Navya shuttle (180 units sold as of December 31, 2020) operating around the world.
The goal is to strengthen our R & D program to build a Level 4 autonomous driving system that can be brought to market within the next three years.
Valeo provides Navya with sensors and related algorithms. This allows the vehicle to be closely aware of its surroundings, and the former shares the technical and functional data collected during the experiment. At the end of the phase, Valeo will manufacture and supply selected components for integration into the autonomous driving solution sold by Navya.
From a technical point of view, collaboration focuses specifically on cameras, artificial intelligence software and electronic control units (ECUs).
When it comes to driver assistance (ADAS), Valeo has a portfolio of technologies on the market, all of which are manufactured on a large scale. They include ultrasonic sensors, cameras, radar, and the first 3D LiDAR to enter the series production.
Valeo also offers a control unit that combines and processes the collected data. The control unit maps detailed 360-degree images around the vehicle and uses algorithms to detect objects and provide safety features.
The technical, industrial and commercial partnership is based on a long-standing cooperation agreement between the two companies, especially regarding the sensors used in the Autonom Shuttle. Applications originating from the first phase of development are scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.
“This collaboration with one of the world leaders in the automotive industry demonstrates the added value of our technology,” said Navya, CEO of Etienne Hermite.
“With this agreement, Navya will bring new opportunities to Valeo’s components and subsystems and enhance autonomous mobility solutions, all as leading suppliers of Level 4 autonomous driving systems for the transportation of passengers and goods. The purpose is to strengthen the position of. ”
Geoffrey Bouquot, Valeo’s CTO and Vice President of Strategy, said:: “By strengthening our collaboration with Navya, an innovative and pioneering company at the heart of autonomous mobility, we will be able to test the latest ADAS technology in action.
“Our partnership is a concrete example of Valeo’s DNA. We are developing innovations that will drive the future of mobility for cleaner, safer and smarter solutions.”
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