QUEBEC CITY, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – LeddarTech®, a world leader in ADAS and AD level 1-5 detection technology, is pleased to announce that its customer, based in France MILLA Group, has selected Leddar Tech detection solutions as a critical contributor to the autonomous enablement of MILLA POD. MILLA has embraced LeddarTech’s award-winning 3D Solid State LiDAR, Leddar ™ Pixell, for its 180 degree field of view and highly reliable object detection capabilities.
The MILLA Group, located 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 that wish to implement an adapted, efficient and sustainable mobility solution. MILLA will present its fully autonomous electric POD vehicles, equipped with Leddar Pixell, at two major June events in France.
June 16-19 VIVA Technology Conference in Paris France
MILLA will showcase its fully autonomous POD shuttle at the world renowned VIVA Technology Conference. This prestigious event has representation from 125 countries. This year it will feature such esteemed speakers as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and will include participation from more than 13,000 startups.
June 17-20 French Grand Prix of Formule 1 / Smart and sustainable mobility in Le Castellet, France
MILLA’s fully autonomous POD will take center stage at the Smart & Sustainable Mobility event organized at the venue in the Formula 1 French Grand Prix race, one of the most popular sporting events in the world. The MILLA POD will demonstrate its world-class technology and innovative approach to improving safety. The POD will work fully autonomously without an onboard safety controller. Using various sensors, including the Leddar Pixell, the POD creates a virtual security bubble. Unlike many other autonomous shuttles, the MILLA POD will be remotely supervised by a monitoring engineer who can step in and take control of the vehicle if necessary. This innovative safety redundancy system is being further developed and will soon be available to allow one person to control up to 10 PODs at a time. MILLA engineers have pioneered a significant step toward 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 proud to have contributed to its sensor suite 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 their commitment. This recognition of safety was first also recognized by the RATP Group, a state-owned public transport operator present in 13 countries and on 4 continents, charged with evaluating and qualifying autonomous public vehicles. RATP reported that the MILLA POD operating systems, which included the Leddar Pixell, meet strict qualification requirements, ”concluded Mr. Boulanger.
“The MILLA Group is proud of the innovative approach we have taken in the development of our autonomous vehicles,” stated Frédéric Mathis, President of the MILLA Group. “The decision to collaborate with LeddarTech has allowed us to have 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 Grand Prix de France de Formule 1 / Smart and sustainable mobility and present our technology at the VIVA Technology Conference, ”concluded Mr. Mathis.
About MILLA Group
MILLA Group is a leading independent French company of engineers specialized in the design, development, manufacture and experimentation of new mobility products and services. MILLA’s new mobility concept provides a sustainable, modular, scalable and adaptable transport service accessible to all. Since 2019, MILLA ferries have been running daily on open roads at a speed of 30 km / h in autonomous mode, a unique service on Earth. Today MILLA is the only mobility provider that proposes multimodal and on-demand transport solutions (people and goods) for rural and peri-urban areas. The technologies implemented by the MILLA Group have significant impacts also in the automotive industry. The main leading companies in the world use MILLA’s services, such as robotization and automation of vehicles and their experimentation on open roads. www.millagroup.fr/
Contact: Éric Gendarme, Managing Director, Grupo MILLA, email@example.com
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 by enabling customers to solve critical sensing and sensing challenges across the entire value chain of the automotive and mobility market segments. With its LeddarVision ™ sensor perception and fusion platform and its cost-effective, scalable and versatile LiDAR development solution for automotive grade solid state LiDARs based on LeddarEngine ™, LeddarTech enables Tier 1-2 automotive system integrators to develop Battery detection solutions for autonomy levels 1 to 5. These solutions are actively implemented in autonomous shuttles, trucks, buses, delivery vehicles, smart cities / factories and robotaxi applications. The company is responsible for several innovations in cutting-edge automotive and mobility remote sensing applications, with more than 95 patented technologies (awarded or pending) that enhance ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities.
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