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Who are we?


« A head start in terms of technological knowhow on electric vehicles »

NAVYA is a French company specialized in the conception of electric, autonomous systems. For the past 10 years, NAVYA has been developing complex technological solutions towards sustainable mobility. NAVYA is mobilizing its expertise of intelligent transportation as to answer the societal, economical and sustainable challenges of the 21st century.

Based in Paris and Lyon (Villeurbanne), NAVYA is accompanied by the investment fund Robolution Capital.

The Team

CEO : Christophe SAPET Iconic entrepreneur of the 80’s and 90’s, Christophe SAPET has two passions: Digital and Automobile. In 1983, he co-founds the video game publishing and distributing company Infogrames Entertainement. A few years later, he creates Infonie, one of the first French internet access providers. Specialist of vintage cars and car race enthusiast, Christophe SAPET is also a rally pilot, and participates regularly in races such as the Monte Carlo or the Tour de Corse

The associates: A team of 360 experts Since its creation in June 2014, NAVYA is faced with exponential growth. In less than a year, NAVYA has gathered thirty associates spread between Paris and Lyon. Their crossed and complementary knowledge benefits NAVYA in global expertise on automotive technology and software solutions: perception, visualization, navigation, geo-localization, telecommunications and automotive manufacturing.

The poles of expertise

The know-how of NAVYA relies on the joint expertise of three distinct poles: The R&D; Team in Paris, the Sales and Test & Validation teams in Lyon.

The R&D; Team Composed of a dozen engineers and computer scientists, the R&D; team focus is around Artificial Intelligence and decision planning. They conceive the software, programs and algorithms that pilot and rule the autonomous shuttle: Localization (position of the vehicle), vehicle control (path planning) and environment perception (obstacle detection).

The Test & Validation Team Composed of engineers and technicians, the Test & Validation team is in charge of testing and approving the algorithms developed by the R&D.; It has multiple processes to ensure the proper functioning of the new vehicle NAVYA ARMA.

The Sales Team The sales team listens to and understands the needs of prospects as to offer the best solution and advise them. Looking to reach out internationally, they travel on a global scale as to present the NAVYA solution and technology.

  • PaxLift, Italy

  • Adelte, Spain

  • Gilardoni, Italy

  • COBUS, Germany

  • SIMAI, Italy

  • Vector, USA

  • Bradshaw, UK

  • Caetano, Portugal


  • TET Estel, Estonia

  • NAVYA, France

  • CartTec, Spain

  • AlphaCart, USA

  • JJCC, China

  • TiPS, Slovenia

  • Cobra, Spain

  • PosiCharge, USA

  • Magenta Technology, UK

  • Kronenburg, The Netherlands

  • Caleche, Germany

  • K&M, Austria

  • ULMA, Spain

  • E-VIBALL, China

  • StartPac, USA

  • Aviator, Sweden

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