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NAVIA
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A driverless, robotized shuttle designed for transportation in city centers.

Detailed Description:
NAVIA is a driverless 8 passenger robotized shuttle, design for transportation in city centers. Its design brings out new technologies in robotics applied to the automobile. Ideal for pedestrian areas or private campuses, such as airport parking, shopping malls, business parks, and universities, Navia can provide an on-demand, personalized transportation solution in areas that existing transportation cannot reach.

Known drawbacks of design:
Not known

Website:
http://induct-technology.com/en/products/navia

Designed in:
2012

Status of realization:
In production

Challenge(s):
Mobility

Region of use:
Europe, North America

Form/Impact/Context

Form
NAVIA is a driverless 8 passenger robotized shuttle, design for transportation in city centers. Its design brings out new technologies in robotics applied to the automobile. Ideal for pedestrian areas or private campuses, such as airport parking, shopping malls, business parks, and universities, Navia can provide an on-demand, personalized transportation solution in areas that existing transportation cannot reach. NAVIA is equipped with laser range finders, cameras and a software package developed by INDUCT that allows it to move autonomously and safely in any environment. The propulsion system uses Lithium-Polymer batteries and a 15” instant induction recharging system at each stop.

Impact
NAVIA is an autonomous public transportation unit which fits the new urban and ecological mobility methods. NAVIA complements traditional public transportation (subway, tramway, buses…).

Context
In Paris, the average speed of vehicles of all types Is approximately 6 mIles an hour. Surprising perhaps, but indicative of the realIty of city-centre mobility. Is free flowing, clean mobility in town a pipe dream? It is certainly a burning question – from politicians who want to improve our towns, city-dwellers who want to combine amenities with lifestyle, voices from industry who want to increase mass production, intellectuals who advocate robotic solutions…

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
not known

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Not known

Is there a plan for future investments?
Not known

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Not known

Credits

Designed by:
INDUCT

Title/Role:
Inventor / Designer

Website:
http://induct-technology.com

Professional status of designer:
Professional

Nationality:
France

City/Country of residence:
France

Name of company:
INDUCT