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13 July 2018

French students taking part in Navya x 42 contest

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Students of French computer programming school 42 are developing solutions to improve user experience on board Navya's Autonom Cab. The winners will receive a free trip to CES (formerly called the Consumer Electronics Show) Las Vegas 2019.

The participants are working on projects such as ZenCab, which will allow the autonomous taxi to recognise user profiles and customise the sound and lighting inside. Meanwhile, the Fill It solution analyses the space inside the cabin to help manage user comfort. In addition, the Exedra innovation is intended to transform the cab into a mobile meeting room.

Olivier Crouzet, head of pedagogy at 42, says: “Taking part in this project is not only a bonus for the students of 42 in terms of their training, but it is also an amazing career opportunity for them.”

These students are currently divided into three teams and will work over the summer. They will also be able to visit the Navya production plant in Vénissieux, near Lyon, and exchange ideas with company employees.

The prize will be awarded by the president of 42 and founder of French operator Free Xavier Niel and Navya CEO Christophe Sapet at the Paris Motor Show, which takes place from 4-14 October.

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