AUTONOMOUS NAVYA ARMA SHUTTLES RUN ON THE EDF NUCLEAR POWERPLANT IN CIVAUX
Six driverless Navya Arma shuttles will be transporting employees around the site completely autonomously. The French company Navya, manufacturer of the Arma 100% autonomous, driverless and electric shuttle has delivered a fleet of its autonomous vehicles to the EDF power plant in Civaux.
By taking delivery of these shuttles, the EDF power plant in Civaux is becoming the first industrial site in the world to kit itself out with 100% autonomous vehicles. These vehicles will greatly improve mobility on the site. Instead of the classic thermal bus that runs every 15 minutes, employees will be able to make use of a fleet of shuttles running every three minutes or so. They will spend less time waiting for the bus or even walking if the waiting time is too long. This time-saving solution represents real advantages in terms of productivity for the Civaux power plant, savings which today are estimated at close to three million euros per year.
The Navya Arma autonomous vehicles do not require any specific infrastructure which makes them extremely flexible and adaptable to all architectural changes (new buildings, road changes etc.) or changes in organisation (timetables, frequency and special types of transport).
Navya’s solution also offers the power plant a clean alternative as the shuttle is 100% electric and will enable the site to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40 tons per year.