The long-term strategic partnership will see the Oxbotica Driver autonomy system integrated with the NEVS ‘Sango’ vehicle, aiming to introduce a safer, more sustainable and accessible passenger transportation solution for urban environments.
An initial fleet will be deployed on geo-fenced public roads next year, followed by multiple projects in Europe in 2024. From 2025 onwards, the solution will be scaled globally as part of the NEVS mobility ecosystem, which comprises ‘Sango’, a fleet management system and an app as the user interface.
The NEVS ‘Sango’ vehicle is designed specifically for autonomous driving and optimised for shared passenger transportation in cities. Fully electric and autonomous, the vehicle has an adaptable interior with six movable seats which can be operated in social or family mode, while privacy walls can create four smaller areas for shared, private journeys.
It will be driven by Oxbotica’s full stack autonomy system, Oxbotica Driver, described as a low-energy use, high-performance suite of technologies that work safely and seamlessly with any sensor, vehicle or platform.
“The combination of Oxbotica Driver and this stunning, next-generation, electric vehicle is a perfect match,” said Gavin Jackson, CEO at Oxbotica.
“It allows us to create an urban mobility service that will make roads safer, cleaner, and less congested and provide customers with a new way to travel. The partnership will truly change how the Earth moves and I can’t wait to see the first vehicles out on the road next year.”
Stefan Tilk, president at NEVS added: “Having a partnership with Oxbotica and being able to progress substantially with its autonomous stack as the ‘driver’, will indeed make the ecosystem of our mobility solution complete.
“Through this partnership we will be able to deploy pilots and commercial fleets — ensuring a breakthrough in the movement of people in a green safe and smart way, paving the way for sustainable cities.”