Navya has signed a contract in the US with autonomous mobility provider Beep, concerning the sale of 8 autonomous shuttles. With this new order Beep will significantly increase its fleet size of Navya self-driving shuttles up 22 vehicles. This will enable the Lake Nona, Florida-based company to meet the growing demand in the US for autonomous transportation solutions.
The partnership between Beep and Navya started 2019. Many projects are carried out throughout various states. The order is significant in that it marks a period of scale-up for Beep with increasing calls for tender around self-driving shuttles in the US. The 8 new Navya vehicles will allow the US mobility operator and technology company to operate new first-mile/last-mile services. "Autonomous shuttle transit offers many advantages and we continue to see an upswing in demand in the US. Our partnership has encompassed successful pilots and deployments across the United States and we continue to grow our vehicle fleet to service new customers and expand deployments in existing locations”, says Joe Moye, CEO of Beep. For Sophie Desormière, CEO of Navya this new order is a confirmation that the US market is growing rapidly and that the demand in terms of volumes is keeping pace. “The upswing in demand in the US is a pointer to the future development of self-driving shuttles."