Leti, IRT Nanoelec and Transdev to launch AV pilot programme

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Leti and IRT Nanoelec, two research companies related to the CEA, the French government’s alternative propulsion research initiative, and Transdev, a global public transport and mobility provider, have announced they will be working together on a pilot to test and develop AV sensors.

The programme will focus on lidar sensors using Transdev’s existing AV fleet, evaluating lidar system performance in real-world conditions. Vehicles will be exposed to objects with varying reflectivity and different environmental conditions.

In addition to evaluating the sensors’ performance, the project will produce a list of criteria and objective parameters by which various commercial lidar systems could be evaluated.

“As an innovative supplier of autonomous transportation vehicles for smart cities, Transdev is leading the procession towards responsive, efficient and safe services with buses and shuttles,” said Leti CEO Emmanuel Sabonnadière.

“This project will build on Leti’s sensor-fusion know-how and sensor development expertise to strengthen Transdev’s testing and evaluation of sensors for its vehicles.”

By Illya Verpraet

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