May Mobility will manage a fleet of autonomous and shared vehicles that will operate along a three-mile fixed-route loop with nine designated stops to serve the living, work and play areas of downtown Fishers. Hop-on hop-off service connects the residential area of ââPullman Pointe and South Pointe Village apartments to the commercial district along Commercial Drive and Fishers Corner Boulevard, Municipal Drive and 116e Street, including a stop along the new Nickel Plate Trail. Each stop on the route is identifiable by a sign with information about the route and a QR code with more information about May Mobility’s technology.
âWith the launch in Fishermen, we will add a new transit service in a community that relies primarily on owning a personal vehicle, âsaid Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility. âIt’s an incredible opportunity to collaborate with Fishermen to challenge the status quo of transit and engage a wider audience in the future of transportation. “
âWith our commitment to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, it was a natural fit for Fishermen serve as the first suburban site for May Mobility’s autonomous vehicle fleet, âsaid Fishermen Mayor Scott fashion. âOur Nickel Plate cultural district is the ideal test site for this technology, as our partners identify the nuances of a suburban environment for autonomous technology. “
In support of a low-carbon future, the free service will include five Lexus RX 450h hybrid vehicles and one wheelchair-accessible Polaris GEM fully electric vehicle and is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., with shuttles arriving every 10 to 15 minutes on a revolving loop. Passengers can see live updates of shuttle locations on Together in Motion Indiana website.
“The cultural district of Nickel Plate in Fishermen represents an ideal location to deploy an autonomous shuttle service via May Mobility â, said Ryan klem, program director of the Toyota Mobility Foundation. “We are excited to learn how the community is using the service, as this experience will go a long way in providing valuable information that will inform the future of mobility in US cities and further propel Toyota’s mission of mobility for all. . ”
Aiming to foster innovation through industrial partnerships and to propel research and development in advanced mobility technologies in Indiana, Together in Motion Indiana supports deployments of various mobility solutions that are developed with input from the local community. With this human-centered approach, the initiative aims to better meet the transportation needs of local communities, understand the changing ecosystems surrounding these needs, potentially expand these initiatives to other communities, and build networks for the sharing and exploiting key learnings. .
“Indiana continues to be a place to advance autonomous transportation solutions and partner with the City of fishermen as our next city to roll out the autonomous shuttle service May Mobility is a perfect choice, âsaid Paul Mitchell, President and CEO, Energy Systems Network. âPublic-private partnerships like this only reinforce the goal of providing mobility options to all residents. “
May Mobility has established its regional office in Fishermen, Indiana, early 2021. Fishermen will be its ninth shuttle deployment since the company began operations. May Mobility recently completed shuttle operations to Indianapolis, Indiana, providing Hoosiers with more than 3,400 trips to school and work from June to November 2021. May Mobility provides shuttle services to Grand Rapids, Michigan; Arlington, Texas; Hiroshima, Japan; and Ann Arbor, Michigan, also.
“Indiana is delighted to continue the close partnership with May Mobility and the Toyota Mobility Foundation to bring the future of mobility to another community in Indiana,” noted David roberts, Executive Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Indiana Economic Development Corporation. âThis service is an important part of the dynamic innovation ecosystem, when combined with the autonomous road works supported by INDOT and the landmark event of the Indy Autonomous Challenge. “
About May Mobility
May Mobility is a leader in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle technologies. With more than 295,000 autonomous journeys to date, May Mobility is committed to providing safe, efficient and sustainable commuting solutions designed to complement today’s public transportation options. The company’s ultimate goal is to create a world where autonomous driving systems make transport more accessible and reliable, roads safer and encourage better use of land to foster greener, more dynamic and livable spaces. For more information visit maymobility.com.
On Toyota Mobility Foundation
The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) was established in august 2014 by the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) to support the development of a more mobile society in which everyone can move freely. The Foundation underlines TMC’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and respect for people. It uses Toyota’s expertise and technologies to support strong mobility systems while eliminating mobility disparities. TMF works in partnership with universities, governments, nonprofits, research institutes and other organizations, creating programs aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to solve mobility challenges in the world.
On Energy Systems Network (ESN)
ESN is a Indianapolisnon-profit initiative focused on the development of the advanced energy technology and transport sectors. Over the past decade, ESN has worked with a range of industrial, academic and government partners to deliver sustainable energy and mobility solutions, including electric carsharing, smart vehicle-to-grid communications, mobility as that service, etc. . ESN’s mission is to leverage its network of global thought leaders to develop integrated energy solutions to improve the quality of life today and tomorrow. The company’s goal is to: reduce costs, emissions and waste; influence policy; and advance technological innovation. For more information visit www.energysystemsnetwork.com.
On City of fishermen
The City of fishermen is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, situated in Hamilton County and was named # 1 Place to Live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017. Edited by the Mayor Scott fashion, Fishermen is known as a smart, dynamic and entrepreneurial city thanks to its neighborhood development, its commitment to supporting high-growth companies and its innovative urban processes. With a population of 91,832 (2017), Fishermen is one of the fastest growing communities Indiana and received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability and safety.
About the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) runs the state of from Indiana economic development efforts, helping businesses get started, grow and gain a foothold in the state. The IEDC manages a number of initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure support and efforts. attracting and retaining talent.
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