Keolis, a global transit systems operator, has joined forces with French autonomous car startup Navya to be the first operator of its autonomous taxi, Autonom Cab, in North America.

“With the introduction of vehicles such as NAVYA’s Autonom Cab we hope to kick-start a sea change in the available options for urban mobility in cities across North America and beyond,” said NAVYA CEO Christophe Sapet. “Autonomous, personalized and shared, this unique mobility solution answers the major challenges urban populations face traveling in and around cities.”

Premiering at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, both companies slate of public demonstrations including driving the Autonom Cab in downtown Las Vegas.

In early November 2017, Navya introduces its Level-4 six-seater all-electric self-driving car, dubbed a “robotaxi,” featuring 10 LiDAR units and an onboard computer with a stated company goal of “24/7 adapter and operational mobility solutions”, concentrated in urban environments as evidenced by its capped 35 mph speed in city limits. The idea is for it to be a shared or private transportation service, eventually competing against ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft.

That same month, Navya and Keolis also operated an autonomous shuttle bus along a 0.6-mile long route in Las Vegas’ Fremont East area, debuting at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

The Autonom Cab also uses a dedicated smartphone application for users to hail a cab and operate its doors upon arrival.

The Keolis and Navya partnership is not the only automated driving transit solution on display at CES. Aptiv, an automated driver developer, and ride-hailing brand Lyft have also joined forces to showcase its platform and smart dispatching capabilities, with similar plans to offer self-driving rides around the Las Vegas Strip. This follows nuTonomy (acquired by Aptiv) and Lyft’s joint Boston self-driving pilot last year.

Keolis is a global operator of transit systems, transporting roughly 3 billion passengers a year. Its services expand on train, bus, and taxi public contracts, along with fleet management, rail operations, airport shuttles, fixed-route, and logistics services in more than 15 countries. The company has more than 60,000 employees.