Keolis Debuts New Public Transport Technologies At APTA Expo 2017

ATLANTAOct 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Keolis, a global operator of public transportation systems, will be demonstrating multiple new innovations in transit technology during the upcoming American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Conference and Expo, which takes place October 9-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Media and conference attendees are invited to take a test ride on the Keolis autonomous shuttle, the very first driverless public transportation vehicle to operate on a city street in North America.

The demonstration will show how the 15-passenger shuttle safely and conveniently transports multiple passengers on public streets while navigating around the typical vehicle and pedestrian traffic in an urban environment.

Keolis’ Autonomous NAVYA Shuttle at the APTA Expo in Atlanta, GA (PRNewsfoto/Keolis)

The demonstration will take place in Hall B, just a few hundred feet away from the Keolis Booth (location at #3119) where other technologies will be on display including:

  • Digitizing Commuter Rail: See how Keolis is introducing new applications and innovative technologies to digitize Boston’s commuter rail system. Ric Salvatici, Vice President of Digital Solutions for Keolis Commuter Services, will be on hand demonstrating how Keolis is using video analytics, IoT technology, data and mobile platforms to bring operational efficiencies and data-driven decisions to advance commuter rail operations.
  • Virtual Technology as Safety Tool: Keolis Transit America is using immersive virtual reality (VR) simulation technology to train its drivers in Las Vegas and in other markets on how to operate public buses more safely and efficiently in changing route conditions. Visitors to the Keolis booth will be able to participate in a live VR demonstration of this system.
  • Droning on the RailroadPascal Baran, Chief Engineering Officer for Keolis Commuter Services, will demonstrate how Keolis is using drone technology to manage Boston’s commuter rail system to reduce the impact of slippery rail conditions, improve predictive maintenance and provide faster response times when repairs are needed on the network.


For more than a century, Keolis has been a global leader in using innovative technology and new mobility solutions to manage passenger transportation systems throughout the world, transporting three billion passengers a year via trains, buses, shuttles and taxis, while providing fleet management and maintenance, logistics and routing services. Learn more about how Keolis and our 60,000 employees are always “Thinking Like A Passenger” at