Heathrow Airport hosted the “Heathrow Electric Autonomous Showcase” last month, where the NAVYA ARMA demonstrated its autonomous shuttle service.
The shuttles provides a valuable time saving link in places within busy airports where passengers would normally need to walk. The shuttles also helps manage the flow of passengers.
Now the New Zealand government has announced that the NAVYA ARMA autonomous shuttle will be running for a minimum of two years at its international airport in Christchurch, with a view to then putting it into operation on the open road.
Speaking about the news, Christophe Sapet, Chief Executive Operator of NAVYA, said, “The Autonomous vehicle technology will most certainly be a part of our airports of the future. These shuttles will help airports to deal with certain flow issues that are currently being experienced”.
Whilst NAVYA Vice President Sales, Henri Coron, added, “We are delighted to be here to demonstrate our innovative smart mobility solution. This trial will enable NAVYA to prove once again that autonomous vehicles most definitely have a place in the airports of the future. This technology is not only relevant for airport managers, but it will also serve to enhance a whole new passenger experience for users.”