French firm picked to expand Masdar City driverless network

UAE-based energy firm Masdar appoints NAVYA to help build next phase of autonomous mobility network

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French firm picked to expand Masdar City driverless network

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has selected French autonomous vehicle producer NAVYA to help build the next phase of the mobility network of Masdar City.

The driverless vehicle network, currently serving the sustainable urban community, will be expanded along a new one-kilometre route, Masdar said in a statement.

Since 2010, the world’s first permanent personal rapid transport (PRT) system has ferried more than 2 million passengers between the city’s North Car Park and the Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

Now, a new fleet of autonomous vehicles will link the institute with the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and a new shopping mall under construction, the statement said.

Yousef Baselaib, executive director for Sustainable Real Estate at Masdar, said: “With its community of residents, visitors, business tenants and office workers continuing to grow, Masdar City will be at the forefront of sustainable mobility innovation. More

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