Designed by the French autonomous vehicle pioneer NAVYA, the Autonom Shuttle is a self-driving electric vehicle dedicated to first and last-mile transportation. It has the capacity to carry up to 12 people with 8 seated and is fully autonomous with a top operational speed of 25 kilometres per hour, said Masdar.
Having successfully completed a rigorous pilot phase, the NAVYA shuttle will shortly begin a regular all-day service linking Masdar City’s parking areas with its main podium. The service is said to be the first operational use of the technology in the Middle East and North Africa.
“With urban mobility at the forefront of the sustainability conversation in the UAE and worldwide, and with the business, residential and research community at Masdar City continuing to flourish, Masdar is building on its legacy as a catalyst for clean-tech innovation to bring cutting-edge and commercially viable autonomous mobility to the streets of Masdar City,” said Yousef Baselaib, Executive Director for Sustainable Real Estate at Masdar.