PARIS—Michelin will supply its Acorus flexible-wheel technology for the production of driverless electric city shuttle buses in London.
Lyon, France-based autonomous vehicle maker Navya S.A.S. will provide the autonomous buses used in London. Since they were first introduced in 2015, the firm has provided 60 of the vehicles used in Las Vegas, Singapore, Sydney, Paris and Lyon, Michelin said.
To address the issue of defects and obstacles on the road, Navya approached the French tire maker. Michelin suggested the Acorus flexible wheel technology, which was already industrialized and developed in partnership with Maxion Wheels.
Maxion and Michelin unveiled the technology in September.