This is the first of NAVYA’s ARMA vehicles to operate in North America. The shuttles are already on the road in countries all over the world. They’re designed for use at a broad range of sites that need efficient, convenient and safe first and last mile transportation—places such as theme parks and large campus-like environments.

“The ARMA at Mcity supports the university’s interrelated missions of research and education,” said S. Jack Hu, U-M vice president for research. “It also underscores the importance of international collaboration as we work with companies from around the world to help society realize the substantial benefits in safety and sustainability promised by connected and automated vehicles.”

NAVYA is bringing the ARMA to U-M and will become an affiliate member of the Mobility Transformation Center, a public-private partnership dedicated to leading the auto industry into a future of connected and automated mobility. The center operates Mcity.

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