EasyMile and Navya shuttles hit the mark at the 2022 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup
Keolis provided a smart mobility service to the participants of the World Shooting Para Sport World Championship, which took place at the National Sport Shooting Center (CNTS) in Châteauroux from June 7 to 12, 2022. During these six days, a fleet of three autonomous vehicles (EasyMile and Navya) were put to use to help participants and their assistants access the events. Among them were 16 wheelchair-users.
The EasyMile and Navya shuttles made more than 700 trips of 1.8 km in length, while the Autofleet fleet optimization platform helped to synchronize the routes of all three shuttles.
The results for Keolis and the CNTS are very positive. From a technical point of view, the interoperability of the shuttles of different brands, their respective speeds and their safety behavior were closely monitored during the tests. The results were very satisfactory over the 19 hours of daily operation of the fleet, which allows Keolis experts to assess the system for future commercial services. On the customer side, the CNTS and users, including disabled athletes, were also very satisfied with the service: the shuttles allowed them their own space, with the operator being present only to reassure them and explain how the autonomous vehicles work.