To be more agile, Keolis Canada has an active partnership policy. By leveraging the innovation potential of its partners, Keolis Canada is co-developing new solutions with them to simplify travel and mobility.

Keolis Canada is developing a trial project involving electric autonomous shuttles in Québec with NAVYA, the Québec Government, Propulsion Québec, the Cluster for Electric and Smart Transportation and the Technopôle IVÉO 

With the support of the manufacturer NAVYA, financial support from the Québec Government, the collaboration of Propulsion Québec, the Cluster for Electric and Smart Transportation and the Technopôle IVÉO, Keolis Canada has launched a 12-month pilot project with an electric autonomous shuttle. This demonstration project is the first deployed in Québec and Canada on open road on October 2018. It would make it possible to operate a NAVYA electric autonomous shuttle with 15 spaces on public roads for one year. Steps are underway with the relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary authorizations.

The NAVYA electric autonomous shuttle

Keolis Group, a key player in public passenger transportation worldwide, and NAVYA, a french company specializing in the development of innovative mobility solutions, are working together to meet tomorrow's urban mobility challenges and needs. With the electric autonomous shuttle, Keolis and NAVYA offer a solution that allows communities to adapt their transportation offerings to bring them closer to the needs of citizens, while controlling impacts on infrastructure and reducing congestion to decrease pollution. With a capacity of 15 passengers, on public and private sites, it also facilitates visitor, customer and employee access to improve access and travel time. Ideal for urban areas, airports, industrial sites, amusement parks, hotel complexes and hospitals, it was designed to optimize business performance by making travel more fluid.

About the City of Candiac
Candiac has earned a reputation for being a peaceful, safe city that cares about the quality of life of its citizens, who are increasingly seeking a place where they and their families can thrive. Located near the metropolis, it offers an environment and services of very high quality. The city has many green spaces, an urban forest of 17,000 trees and kilometres of walking and cycling trails, making it a place where citizens live in harmony with nature. With a population of 21,000, Candiac offers both the tranquility of a small municipality and easy access to a range of services. The proximity, availability and great diversity of its services are the benefits of being part of growing urban environment. Candiac has developed a variety of green projects over the years to provide its citizens with ecological solutions and a forward-thinking environmental vision. Through these new innovative initiatives, Candiac has confirmed its position as a leader in sustainable development.

NAVYA is a leading French name in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart shared mobility solutions. With more than 200 employees in France (Paris and Lyon) and in the United States (Michigan), NAVYA develops, manufactures and commercializes autonomous, driverless, and electric vehicles that combine robotic, digital and driving technologies at the highest level.

Since 2015, NAVYA has been the first to market and put into service autonomous mobility solutions, shuttles and cabs. NAVYA has a range of two autonomous vehicles: the AUTONOM® SHUTTLE, launched in September 2015, of which more than 100 have already been produced as of today and 89 sold in 17 countries as of June 30, 2018, notably in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Australia, and the AUTONOM® CAB, unveiled in November 2017 and whose first road tests will start shortly.

Created in 2014 by Christophe Sapet and Robolution Capital 1 (managed by 360 Capital Partners), his reference shareholder, NAVYA's shareholders also include the Gravitation fund and Paris Region Venture Fund (Région Île-de-France) managed by CapDecisif Management as well as Valeo and Keolis groups.

NAVYA is listed on the Euronext regulated market in Paris (ISIN code: FR0013018041- NAVYA).  

About Propulsion Québec
Québec's smart and electric vehicle cluster rallies the entire electric and smart vehicle sector around joint projects aimed at positioning Québec as a leader in smart and electric land transportation systems. Created in 2017, Propulsion Québec currently has 98 members from a variety of sectors and deploys its resources across seven distinct working groups tasked with developing and supporting innovating projects. The cluster receives financial support from the Government of Québec, the Government of Canada and Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM).

About Technopôle IVÉO
IVÉO is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support small and medium cities in deploying innovative mobility solutions on their territory. IVÉO specializes in developing pilot projects that will shape tomorrow's transportation to make it more efficient, more sustainable and safer. IVÉO currently includes more than 15 municipalities and numerous innovative companies in its network.



A strategic partnership between Keolis and Ivado for the development of innovative mobility solutions through the use of Big Data

Keolis and the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO) signed a strategic partnership on October 31, 2017 at the Intelligent Transportation System World Congress (ITS) in Montreal. The purpose of this agreement is to support the development of innovative urban mobility solutions through the use of big data.

This will give Keolis a better understanding of passenger travel to make more efficient transportation networks.

This research and development (R & D) partnership with IVADO enables Keolis to pursue its innovations in order to best meet the needs of cities of the future and to offer increasingly personalized mobility solutions and services.


Founded by the Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal, IVADO aims to bring together industry professionals and academic researchers to develop cutting-edge expertise in data science, operational research and artificial intelligence. In essence, IVADO creates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaborations between the specialists, partners, researchers, and students in its network.

The objective of IVADO is to be the link between academic expertise and the business needs of organizations, from multinational corporations to start-ups. With over 1000 affiliated scientists (researchers, post-docs, PhD candidates, and research associates), IVADO is an advanced multidisciplinary centre for knowledge in sectors including statistics, business intelligence, deep learning, applied mathematics, data mining, and cyber security.