Oxbotica will integrate its Driver autonomy system with the NEVS ‘Sango’ vehicle
The first deployment will go live in Europe in late 2023, followed by multiple projects in 2024 and a large-scale rollout from 2025.
The firms said the widescale adoption of shared, all-electric urban transportation has the potential to reduce congestion and radically lower emissions by replacing privately owned, carbon-emitting cars with low-emission electric multi-passenger vehicles.
And by having fewer cars on the roads, road safety will improve while the need for parking will reduce, enabling city planners to reimagine urban landscapes and introduce more green spaces.
Gavin Jackson, CEO at Oxbotica, said: “The combination of Oxbotica Driver and this stunning, next-generation, electric vehicle is a perfect match. It allows us to create an urban mobility service that will make roads safer, cleaner, and less congested and provide customers with a new way to travel. The partnership will truly change how the Earth moves and I can’t wait to see the first vehicles out on the road next year.”
Stefan Tilk, president at NEVS, added: “Having a partnership with Oxbotica, and being able to progress substantially with its autonomous stack as the ‘driver’, will indeed make the ecosystem of our mobility solution complete. Through this partnership we will be able to deploy pilots and commercial fleets – ensuring a breakthrough in the movement of people in a green safe and smart way, paving the way for sustainable cities.”