The Group is a pioneer and specialist in the autonomous vehicle market, enabling its customers to improve their transport offerings with autonomous, electric shuttle and cab solutions.

NAVYA was created in 2014 and purchase the assets of Induct, a French software company which an important experience in the activity of automotive robotics and had performed research in mobility solutions, mainly urban, and had launched 100% electrical driverless vehicles.

Then, between 2014 and 2015, the Company entered into a development and testing period of its Autonom Shuttle. In particular, the Company began trialing autonomous shuttles with three deployments in Greenwich, in the United Kingdom, and Saône and Civaux, in France. Additionally, in 2015 Postbus – Car Postal, acting on behalf of Swiss Post, became the first customer to order two autonomous shuttles designed by the Company which were installed in Sion, in Switzerland.

In 2016, Keolis and Valeo groups became shareholders alongside historical shareholders, to fund NAVYA future developments. The Company entered into commercial and technological partnership agreement with Keolis and Valeo.

In September 2016, the Company launched the first autonomous shuttle service named Navly in the Confluence district of Lyon, in cooperation with Keolis through a joint venture. The experiment was conducted with two autonomous shuttles on a site open to the public through a 1.3-kilometer section, five days a week.

In October 2016, the Group commenced a partnership with the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center (“MTC”) in the area of driverless technologies. Two autonomous shuttles were delivered in the end of 2017, carrying passengers around the university campus during working hours.

The Group opened its second production facility in the US, also in Michigan, after the first one in Vénissieux, France, opened in may 2017.

In the beginning 2017, SB Drive, a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp., acquired two autonom Shuttles in order to conduct social trials of self-driving technologies in Japan. SB Drive currently has smart mobility partnership agreements with four Japanese municipalities.
Several trials were also deployed, namely at the CES annual trade show in Las Vegas (United States), organized by Keolis in association with the municipality of Las Vegas (US), and in Christchurch’s Airport (New Zealand).

In May 2017, the Company entered into a partnership agreement with RAC to facilitate the deployment as well as to provide a range of technical support for its Autonom Shuttles in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia.

A partnership agreement was entered into with NEoT Capital (France) to develop a turnkey service solution for the Autonom Shuttle to help public authorities and private operators get equipped.

From July to December 2017, the Company, Keolis and IDF Mobilités commenced a cooperation for the operation of autonomous shuttles during the week on three different tracks in the district of La Défense, which has over 500,000 visitors daily.

Finally, on November 7, 2017, the Group unveiled the first six-passenger robocab, the Navya Autonom Cab.

In July 2018, NAVYA successfully completed its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris, and raises €38 million by way of issuance of new shares, and in August signed a €30 million financing agreement with the European Investment Bank – EIB. The various fundraising events (equity and debt) that have already occurred in 2018 bring NAVYA’s total financing to close to € 80 million for the year 2018. NAVYA thus has extensive resources to strengthen its technological leadership, to expand its sales and marketing teams and to invest in strategic adjacent markets, while pursuing further international expansion.