A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, U-M’s one-of-a-kind test site for connected and automated vehicles.
The vehicle, known as ARMA, is the first such NAVYA vehicle to operate in North America. The shuttles are already on the road in countries all over the world. They’re designed for use at a broad range of sites that need efficient, convenient and safe first- and last-mile transportation — places such as theme parks and large campus-like environments.
NAVYA is bringing the ARMA to U-M and will become an affiliate member of the Mobility Transformation Center, a public-private partnership dedicated to leading the auto industry into a future of connected and automated mobility.