QUEBEC, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – LeddarTech®, a world leader in level 1 to 5 ADAS and AD detection technologies, is pleased to announce that its client, the French group MILLA, has selected LeddarTech detection solutions as an essential contributor to the autonomous activation of the MILLA POD. MILLA adopted LeddarTech’s award-winning solid-state 3D LiDAR, Leddar ™ Pixell, for its 180-degree field of view and highly reliable object detection capabilities.
The MILLA Group, established in France, develops and markets an autonomous electric shuttle. MILLA is a leader in mobility and an essential resource for all public and private organizations wishing to set up an adapted, efficient and sustainable mobility solution. MILLA will present its fully autonomous electric POD vehicles, equipped with Leddar Pixell, at two major events in June in France.
June 16-19 VIVA Technology Conference in Paris, France
MILLA will be showcasing its fully autonomous POD shuttle at the world-renowned VIVA Technology conference. This prestigious event involves the representation of 125 countries. This year, renowned speakers such as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, will include the participation of more than 13,000 startups.
June 17-20 Formula 1 French Grand Prix / Smart and sustainable mobility in Le Castellet, France
The fully autonomous MILLA POD will be at the center of the Smart & Sustainable Mobility event held on site during the Formula 1 French Grand Prix, one of the most popular sporting events in the world. The MILLA POD will demonstrate its world-class technology and innovative approach to increased safety. The POD will operate completely autonomously without an on-board safety driver. Using various sensors, including the Leddar Pixell, the POD creates a virtual bubble of safety and security. Unlike many other autonomous shuttles, the MILLA POD will be remotely supervised by a surveillance engineer who can intervene and take control of the vehicle if necessary. This innovative security redundancy system is under development and will soon be available to allow a single person to monitor up to 10 PODs at a time. MILLA engineers have taken an important step towards even greater safety technology that accelerates consumer confidence in the adoption of fully autonomous vehicles.
“I congratulate the MILLA Group for its participation in these prestigious events,” said LeddarTech CEO Charles Boulanger. “LeddarTech is honored to have contributed to its suite of sensors by having our Leddar Pixell selected by the MILLA group. The MILLA Group is committed to the safety and well-being of passengers and vulnerable road users, and LeddarTech shares its commitment. This recognition of safety first has also been recognized by the RATP Group, a public public transport operator present in 13 countries and on 4 continents, responsible for evaluating and qualifying autonomous public vehicles. RATP has indicated that the MILLA POD operating systems, including the Leddar Pixell, meet strict qualification requirements, ”concluded Mr. Boulanger.
“The MILLA Group is proud of the innovative approach we have adopted in the development of our autonomous vehicles,” said Frédéric Mathis, President of the MILLA Group. “The decision to engage with LeddarTech has given us complete confidence in the ability of our MILLA PODs to operate safely and efficiently,” continued Mr. Mathis. “It is a great opportunity for our company and a testament to our technology to have the opportunity to demonstrate our PODs at Formula 1 French Grand Prix / Intelligent and Sustainable Mobility and showcase our technology at the VIVA Technology Conference, ”concluded Mr. Mathis.
About the MILLA Group
MILLA Group is a leading independent French company of engineers specializing in the design, development, manufacture and testing of new mobility products and services. MILLA’s new mobility concept offers a sustainable, flexible, scalable and adaptable transport service accessible to all. Since 2019, MILLA shuttles have been rolling daily on open roads at a speed of 30 km / h in autonomous mode, a unique service on Earth. MILLA is today the only mobility operator to offer on-demand and multimodal transport solutions (people and goods) for rural and peri-urban areas. The technologies implemented by MILLA Group also have significant impacts on the automotive industry. Large, world-renowned companies use MILLA’s services, such as robotization and vehicle automation and their experimentation on open roads. www.millagroup.fr/
Contact: Éric Gendarme, Managing Director, MILLA Group, [email protected]
LeddarTech is a leader in environmental sensing platforms for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. Founded in 2007, LeddarTech has evolved into a comprehensive end-to-end environmental sensing company enabling customers to solve critical sensing and perception issues across the value chain of automotive market segments. and mobility. With its LeddarVision ™ sensor fusion and perception platform and its cost-effective, scalable and versatile LiDAR development solution for automotive-grade solid-state LiDARs based on LeddarEngine ™, LeddarTech enables Tier 1 automotive system integrators -2 to develop battery detection solutions for autonomy levels 1 to 5. These solutions are actively deployed in autonomous shuttles, trucks, buses, delivery vehicles, smart cities / factories and applications of robotaxi. The company is responsible for several innovations in advanced automotive and mobility remote sensing applications, with more than 95 patented technologies (granted or pending) enhancing ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities.
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