Navya and REE Automotive have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of a Level 4 autonomous system including REE corner technology and Navya self-driving solutions.

REE has modular and REE corner technology which integrates critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into the arch of the wheel.

REE’s x-by-wire technology is agnostic to vehicle size and design, power-source and driving mode (human or autonomous). Platforms using REE corners can present significant functional and operational advantages compared to conventional EV ‘skateboards’ currently available in the market maintains the supplier.

Navya works in Level 4 autonomous driving systems for passenger and goods transport. The Autonom Shuttle, main development platform, is dedicated to passenger transport. Since its launch, more than 180 units have been sold in 23 countries as of 31 December, 2020. The Autonom Tract is designed for goods transport.

The next generation of level 4 autonomous mobility solutions:

Powered by REE, Driven by Navya, the co-developed next generation Level 4 autonomous system will be designed as an autonomous mobility solution. Safety first principles will be implemented based on requirements with regards to ISO 26262:2018 and ISO/PAS 21448:2019.

“We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with REE Automotive, which is a major player in automotive technology,” said Navya CEO, Etienne Hermite.

“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.”