Stories about the Mobility Revolution

Masdar City to Introduce Operational Autonomous Vehicle Called Navya ‘Autonom Shuttle’

October 27, 2018



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. Designed by the French autonomous vehicle pioneer Navya Group, the Autonom Shuttle is a self-driving electric vehicle dedicated to first and last-mile transportation. It carries up to 12 people with 8 seated, is fully autonomous and has a top operational speed of 25 kilometres per hour. Working closely with Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and Navya Group, the Navya shuttle was customised to mitigate the effects of the Gulf’s extreme heat and humidity on battery performance. Rigorous health and safety testing was also carried out to safeguard passengers and pedestrians.