At the edge between Driving Assistance Systems and Robotics, also introducing human-machine cooperation in the car, the autonomous car is a dream coming closer and closer.

Here are a few realizations of self-driving cars, developed and operated under RTMaps in the past.




A 100% electric and autonomous vehicle (Level 4) demonstrated at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux (Oct. 2015) on urban open roads.


An autonomous, intelligent and electric shuttle at the service of mobility.

Launched in October 2015, the NAVYA ARMA is the very first driverless production vehicle. This innovating and intelligent driverless shuttle can transport up to 15 passengers and safely drive up to 45 km/h, mostly on private sites.

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Link & Go (by AKKA Technologies)

An autonomous and connected vehicle developped by AKKA Technologies and INRIA.

LaRA (Center of Robotics, Ecole des Mines-ParisTech)

In 2002, the LaRA vehicle from the Center of Robotics of Ecoles des Mines de Paris. Developped by the founders of Intempora, this vehicle was able to drive more than 100 km/h (on straight parts) based on a mono-vision lane detection algorithm.

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The DARPA Urban Challenge (by the Dotmobil Team)

In 2007, this vehicle participated to the DARPA Urban Challenge race in 2007. It was fully equiped and made operational in 6 months by the Dotmobil Team in cooperation with INRIA.


The PICAR vehicle from IEF / Université d'Orsay - Paris Sud

This small electric vehicle is mainly based on monovision for path following and stereovision for obstacles detection.

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INRIA CyberCars

For many years, the IMARA team from INRIA has been working on autonomous vehicles with techniques such as vision, laser SLAM, GPS-based guidance, etc.



This autonomous vehicles was developed by the Southwest Research Institute and presented at the ITS World conference in 2008 in New York. The vehicle drove autonomously on N.Y. 5th avenue. 

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The IFSTTAR & IRSEEM laboratories developped this vehicle in the frame of the CASPER research project. This development platform became operational in 2011. Except for the front lidar, the autonomous system is independent from the car itself and can be easily installed in a standard vehicle: all the sensors and processing resources are on the roof, and the vehicle is actuated by a driving robot.

The embedded software developments were performed in RTMaps both on the real prototype and with the ProSIVIC simulator.