nuTonomy and Groupe PSA announced a strategic partnership for on-road testing of fully autonomous cars in Singapore starting September this year.
Under the initial phase of the partnership, nuTonomy will install its software, along with specialized sensors and computing platforms, into PEUGEOT 3008 SUV vehicles that have been customized by PSA’s innovation teams.
The PEUGEOT 3008 SUV was recently named 2017 European Car of the Year, according to a joint press statement.
This partnership provides an opportunity for both companies to study autonomous vehicle system performance, as well as the end-to-end user experience of an on-demand AV mobility service in urban use cases.
This collaboration bolsters Groupe PSA's ambition of becoming the preferred mobility provider for customers worldwide. Implemented under the Groupe PSA’s “Autonomous Vehicle for All” (AVA) program, the partnership will bring to market on-demand mobility solutions offering full autonomy.
"This collaboration is a significant step towards fully autonomous vehicles, which will enable us to offer different mobility solutions to our customers," said Anne Laliron, Head of the Business Lab, Groupe PSA. "We are excited to work together with nuTonomy’s team of software and robotics experts to make the concept of self-driving PSA cars more and more concrete.”
Karl Iagnemma, CEO and Co-founder of nuTonomy, said, “We’re confident that working with Groupe PSA will bring us closer to our goal of deploying a safe, efficient, fully autonomous mobility-on-demand transportation service for urban driving environments. We look forward to future collaboration opportunities with PSA.”
Following the initial phase of this partnership, the companies will consider expanding their on-road AV testing initiative to other major cities around the world. Groupe PSA’s Business Lab and Innovation Division are launching this collaboration to identify and evaluate new business opportunities, particularly in the Mobility and Digital fields.