Peugeot Trials Remote Driving in New Partnership

The company is looking to roll out remote driving tech with mobility startup Vay across business rental use cases, including last-mile deliveries

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 23, 2024

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Peugeot's e-3008 electric car displayed at the Stellantis car factory

Peugeot is partnering with German mobility startup Vay, to integrate its teledriving tech — an alternative to autonomous cars — into its vehicles. 

The tech offers users remote driving capabilities, meaning cars can be operated by a human from a distance, enabling a more cost-effective and safer alternative to self-driving vehicles.

Teledriving has particular use cases in short-range driving situations, such as last-mile delivery of goods, vehicle flow management in logistics centers and car sharing or rental, offering on-demand valet services.

Peugeot has already equipped one of its passenger vehicles with teledriving capabilities in a test project and plans to continue exploring potential applications across vehicle types and for a range of scenarios, focusing on business rental customers.

Vay launched its commercial carshare service in January of this year in Las Vegas and is the only company that has driven on public roads in the U.S. and Europe without a human inside the car. 

“We’re excited to work with Peugeot to bring teledriving to several vehicle categories, from the delivery sector, driving efficiency for logistics companies, to vehicle valet services for rental and car share companies,” said Justin Spratt, Vay’s chief business officer. “We are convinced that teledriving has many benefits that will drive up driver experience, efficiency and safety.”

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The partners are presenting the tech at the Vivatech exhibition in Paris, France, taking place between 22-25 May.

“This collaboration with Vay demonstrates the endless possibilities for the future of remote driving,” said Phil York, Peugeot’s marketing and communication director. “We are excited to showcase this groundbreaking technology to our customers through the Vay Telestation on the Peugeot stand at Vivatech 2024.” 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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