Renault e Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab: new autonomous, electric and shared mobility services
The Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project was initiated by Groupe Renault, the Transdev Group, IRT SystemX, Institut VEDECOM and the University of Paris-Saclay. Its purpose is to devise and test different smart, autonomous, electric and shared public and private mobility services to supplement the existing transportation systems in the Paris-Saclay area.
A comprehensive autonomous transportation system comprising autonomous vehicles, a supervision system, connected infrastructure and customer applications will be set up and experiments will be conducted to determine the requirements for scaling up an autonomous mobility service.
This first stage of the Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project is one of the SAM experiments selected by the French government on April 24, 2019 following the EVRA call for projects under the Investments for the Future program. The SAM experiments are part of France's national autonomous vehicle development strategy.
The Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project provides for a night collective transportation service using an autonomous shuttle will serve the Saclay Plateau neighborhoods from the Massy station outside the normal operating hours of the regular transportation systems, and a daytime on-demand car service using autonomous Renault Zoe Cab prototype vehicles will be provided on the Paris-Saclay urban campus.
People travelling to the campus by public transportation can then use it to freely move around the site.