Intel’s company Mobileye is adding Paris to its rapidly expanding global autonomous vehicle testing program and announcing its first autonomous on-demand service in the city of Paris, in collaboration with RATP Group, the world’s third-largest public transportation operator. Mobileye has obtained an AV testing permit to allow the company to drive its autonomous robotaxis on the streets of Paris. Passengers who are part of the pilot will be among the first consumers to ride in a Mobileye AV, and the first to hail a robotaxi using the Moovit app that will be at the center of Mobileye’s MoovitAV consumer ridesharing service. In collaboration with RATP, Mobileye organized an AV on-demand service that will provide employees from Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann the ability to request or schedule a ride to work using the Moovit app four days a week. Each Mobileye AV test vehicle is able to transport two passengers at a time, plus a Mobileye safety driver and an RATP co-pilot. With complex road systems and high volumes of pedestrians and traffic, cities like Paris pose a major challenge to human drivers and AVs alike. They represent essential testing fields to develop safe and comfortable driverless services on a global scale. Adding the French capital to Mobileye’s rapidly expanding portfolio of daunting AV testing environments marks another important step in moving the industry toward commercial readiness. Allowing customers to order their AV ride on-demand via the Moovit app lays an important foundation for Mobileye’s planned MoovitAV robotaxi service by gaining consumer awareness and confidence while gathering valuable insights and feedback from riders. In addition to testing in New York City this year, Mobileye is also operating autonomous vehicle test fleets in Munich, Detroit, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and China. The company is expected to launch commercial robotaxi services under the MoovitAV brand in Munich and Tel Aviv in 2022 after obtaining regulatory approval.