Navya, REE Automotive to co-develop Level 4 autonomous system

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 Apr 2021

France-based Navya, a leading company in autonomous driving systems and Israel-based REE Automotive have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of a Level 4 autonomous system including REE corner technology and Navya self-driving solutions.

REE is disrupting the e-mobility industry through its highly modular and disruptive REEcorner technology which integrates critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into the arch of the wheel.

Navya is a leading player in level 4 autonomous driving systems for passenger and goods transport. Since 2015, Navya autonomous mobility solutions have been first to market and first to on-road service in real conditions. The Autonom Shuttle, the main development platform, is dedicated to passenger transport. Since its launch, more than 180 units have been sold in 23 countries as of 31 December, 2020. The Autonom Tract is designed for goods transport.

The partners say the co-developed next generation level 4 autonomous system will be designed as a high standard, state of the art autonomous mobility solution with key competitive advantages considering quality, cost and performance. Safety first principles will be implemented based on very high safety requirements with regards to ISO 26262:2018 and ISO/PAS 21448:2019.

Daniel Barel, co-founder and CEO, REE Automotive said: "The combination of our mutual expertise will enable game-changing autonomous mobility solutions that transport passengers and goods efficiently and cost-effectively while fully complying with rigorous safety standards. We are delighted to move forward on a partnership with Navya. This collaboration of REE’s corner technology aligns perfectly with Navya’s strategy of providing constant improvement for its autonomous driving solutions.”

Etienne Hermite, CEO, Navya said: "We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with REE Automotive, which is a major player in automotive technology. This partnership is fully in line with Navya's strategy of deploying level 4 autonomous driving systems with safe drive components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into the arch of the wheels. This partnership will enhance unlocks fantastic opportunities to create multiple new level 4 autonomous form factors with the view to address different use cases."

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