<P align=justify><BR><STRONG>On Wednesday 13<SUP>th</SUP> March Lyon saw the inauguration of a completely electric robot-driven shuttle service</STRONG>. A first anywhere in the world, the shuttle circulated between Place de la R&#233;publique and Place Bellecour, in real conditions, amongst pedestrians. </P> <P align=justify><BR>With a maximum speed of 10 km/h, this intelligent car features captors which allow it to sense movement or objects in its path: if a pedestrian walks too close to it, it stops. <STRONG>This mini technological wonder was designed by PME Induct, a company offering <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-economic-news/parc-scientifique-lyon-news-ROBOTICS-WILL-LYON-BE-THE-NEW-CAPITAL-OF-THE-%3FROBOLUTION%3F,n,6974,EN.jsp" target=_blank>urban mobility solutions and robotic vehicles </A>which run entirely on electricity. </STRONG></P> <P align=justify><BR><STRONG>G&#233;rard Collomb, Senator-Mayor of Lyon, was one of the first passengers of the robot shuttle</STRONG>, as was Bernard Reybier, Chairman of Lyon Design, and Christophe Cairoli, Director of Operations at Induct.</P> <P align=justify><BR>The inauguration of Navia was part of the <STRONG>Lyon City Des!gn event which took place in the Grand Hotel Dieu</STRONG> from the 14th-17th March. Conferences, visits and exhibitions on the theme of urban design, representing the cultural and architectural heritage of Lyon, took place in this magnificent historical building.</P> <P><BR><BR>&nbsp;</P>