Grand Rapids driverless shuttles might continue into 2022 with on-demand pick-ups, drop-offs
UPDATE: The Grand Rapids City Commission has approved extending the initial pilot through April 30 at no cost to the city. GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Grand Rapids’ experiment with driverless shuttles might continue into 2022 with new features, including on-demand pick-ups. There are eight shuttles, which have a top speed of 25 mph, in service in Grand Rapids. Related: How driverless are Grand Rapids’ autonomous shuttles? Grand Rapids paid $250,000 of that, and private sector partners and May Mobility picking up the rest.mlive.com
May Mobility expanding in Ann Arbor; highlights leadership in autonomous vehicle technology
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Autonomous and connected vehicle developer May Mobility is looking to expand its footprint in Ann Arbor. With headquarters in Ann Arbor, May Mobility and operates in cities across the United States, including Grand Rapids and Detroit. In 2019, the AV technology company worked with MEDC and the city of Grand Rapids to form the Grand Rapids Autonomous Vehicle Initiative. The initiative saw autonomous vehicles operating on city streets in Grand Rapids to demonstrate civic infrastructure and operational capabilities of the growing autonomous vehicle market. May Mobility will work with Ann Arbor SPARK to find candidates to fill the anticipated positions.