Four pilot projects managed by French company Navya will get 7.5 million euros of subsidies by the French government, within the framework of the France Relance program. The latter is an initiative introduced by the French Prime Minister Jean Castex with the aim of building the France of 2030 with 100 billion euros deployed to promote strategic initiatives and face the Covid-19 crisis.
Navya, which is specializing in the supply of autonomous driving systems and associated services, counts 280 employees in France (Paris and Lyon), in the United States (Michigan) and in Singapore. The company aims to play a primary role in level 4 autonomous driving systems for passenger and goods transport.
Navya secured a total of 7.5 million euros from the French government
Within the France Relance program, Navya secured a total of 7.5 million euros of subsidies (mainly non-repayable) to pilot four high-tech projects. The DLS (Deep Learning Segmentation) project aims to collect data from the road environment and to quantify the detected obstacles by using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data modules.
The 5G-AV (5G for Autonomous Vehicles) project intends to operationally implement the technological contributions of 5G in autonomous driving for the benefit of customers, in partnership with Orange.
The third project is called A.I.V. (Autonomous Industrial Vehicles) and consists of developing an innovative concept of tractors equipped with autonomous driving technologies and associated services, adapted to the specificities of applications in the airport, industrial, mass distribution and e-commerce sectors. The fourth project, named EFIBA, is closely related to the bus sector.
«These new resources will further reinforce Navya’s strong financial position»
«I would like to thank the Ministers Bruno Le Maire, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Cédric O and Jean-Baptiste Djebbari who, through this France Relance funding, have recognized the quality of Navya’s expertise at the heart of tomorrow’s autonomous and connected vehicles. These new resources will further reinforce Navya’s strong financial position in the final sprint to reach commercial Level 4 autonomous driving solutions», stated Pierre Lahutte, CEO of Navya.