Pioneering autonomous vehicles
Keolis began testing autonomous electric shuttles in 2016 in Lyon, France. Since then, it has introduced services in more French cities including Paris, Rennes and Lille, as well as in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, Monaco, Belgium and Sweden. To date, Keolis-operated autonomous vehicles have carried over 200,000 passengers some 100,000 km.
Keolis is currently trialling three autonomous vehicle brands on a closed 80 hectare test site in Châteauroux, France to finetune full vehicle autonomy with no operators on board. In 2020, the company teamed up with partners2 in Sweden to put Stockholm’s first autonomous electric vehicle through its paces, using 5G technology for remote control and supervision. Keolis also partnered with Volvo in 2019 to develop and demonstrate a 12 metre long electric bus, which was parked, washed and recharged autonomously at the Keolis depot in Gothenburg.