Is Navya's Autonom Cab the Electric, Autonomous Taxi of the Future?
It's a big step up from Navya's first autonomous shuttles.
November 8, 2017   Stephen Edelstein

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Navya has created a niche building small autonomous shuttle vehicles. One of
its vehicles is shuttling passengers around Las Vegas as part of a pilot
program run by AAA and transportation management company Keolis. Now Navya
has a new version that could be an inch closer to a true replacement for
today's taxis.

Unlike Navya's previous vehicles, the Autonom Cab looks more like a
conventional car. It's still a low-speed vehicle, but Navya claims the
Autonom Cab is the first vehicle of its kind intended for mass production.
The company plans to sell its creation to operators of autonomous taxi and
ride-hailing services.

The Autonom Cab looks like a futuristic minivan and, like a minivan, it
features sliding doors. It can seat up to six people on benches that face
each other. Since there are no manual controls, there is no need for the
front seats to face forward. 

A 15-kilowatt (20-horsepower) electric motor provides propulsion. The
Autonom Cab's cruising speed of 30 miles per hour may be faster than the 15
miles per gallon maximum of Navya's previous Autonom Shuttle, but it will
still restrict the new taxi to surface streets. Navya's press materials said
22- and 33-kilowatt-hour battery packs will be offered, but did not quote

Navya views itself purely as a vehicle manufacturer, and doesn't plan to use
the Autonom Cab in its own mobility services. But given the number of
companies hoping develop autonomous ride-sharing services, including the
likes of Uber and Lyft, there should be a ready market for a vehicle built
from the ground up for autonomous driving.
[© 2017 Time]
A new all-electric and autonomous taxi platform hits the roads
2017/11/08 - French all-electric and autonomous vehicle platform maker NAVYA
has ... In the case of the Autonom Cab, the company says that they will be
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