REE Backs Navya in Autonomous Tech Bid

Two automotive disruptors are teaming up in a bid to take a slice of the electric powered driverless future that many are working towards.

Autonomous systems specialist, Navya, and REE Automotive, developer of integrated wheel mounted powertrains, have announced an agreement to collaborate in the development of a Level 4 autonomous system.

The pair are hoping to be in the vanguard of the next generation of automated driving offering a Level 4 system with key competitive advantages considering quality, cost and performance. Safety first principles will be implemented based on very high safety requirements with regards to ISO 26262:2018 and ISO/PAS 21448:2019.

Daniel Barel, co-Founder and CEO of REE Automotive, said: “The combination of our mutual expertise will enable game-changing autonomous mobility solutions that transport passengers and goods efficiently and cost-effectively while fully complying with rigorous safety standards.”

Etienne Hermite, CEO of Navya, added: “This partnership is fully in line with Navya’s strategy of deploying level 4 autonomous driving systems with safe drive components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into the arch of the wheels. This partnership will enhance unlocks fantastic opportunities to create multiple new level 4 autonomous form factors with the view to address different use cases.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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