ANN ARBOR, MI (October 25, 2023)— Liftango and May Mobility, announced a partnership to create innovative demand-responsive transportation solutions through AV microtransit. Combining their strengths, the companies will collaborate on demand-responsive scheduling and routing optimization for autonomous fleets. Moreover, they aim to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals by creating a safe, inclusive transit system that caters to each community’s specific needs.
The partnership will enable vehicles equipped with May Mobility’s autonomous driving technology to operate seamlessly between demand-responsive and fixed-route services. Furthermore, this will be facilitated through Liftango’s technology platform. Liftango and May Mobility combine their technology and expertise to empower transit agencies and commercial campuses for improved transportation. The collaboration aims to facilitate transportation access for people with mobility challenges and those in remote areas. The partnership facilitates the expansion of transport services for those experiencing limited services in their locality, ensuring accessibility.
“Liftango’s demand-responsive services allow us to grow our business and further scale our operating areas. We look forward to collaborating on a variety of deployments and use cases,” said Manik Dhar, Chief Commercial Officer for May Mobility. “Working together, we can create and implement innovative AV solutions for urban and rural communities. Furthermore, our team delivers turnkey AV deployments optimized for each location.”
“May Mobility is a global technology leader in autonomous mobility and we’re proud to partner with them to establish and scale AV deployments,” said Kevin Orr, CEO and Co-Founder of Liftango. “Integrated mobility solutions that include AVs are key to expanding access to affordable, efficient, and equitable transportation for all. Moreover, our collaboration with May Mobility marks a significant milestone in our pursuit of global, safe, and inclusive transportation solutions.”
Liftango and May Mobility share a vision for developing smart and transformative transportation solutions. By making autonomous vehicles demand-responsive, optimally routed, and shared by multiple passengers, they can reach their full potential. Furthermore, the efficient utilization of autonomous vehicles can relieve congestion, improve environmental sustainability, and reduce operating costs for transit providers. This can also expand transportation options for consumers.
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