Mobility solutions company, Beep, in partnership with shuttle manufacturer, Navya, has launched a program to train emergency personnel on state-of-the-art autonomous vehicles set to be deployed in Lake Nona.
Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company is conducting an enhanced training program for Orlando First Responders. The program is designed to familiarize them with autonomous technology and train them on appropriate actions to take if the vehicles are present on a scene. It is led by experts from NAVYA’s North American assembly plant in Saline, Michigan.
Under the program first responders is being made aware of all the systems aboard NAVYA’s AUTONOM SHUTTLE. Training will review how to interact with the vehicle in emergency situations and include a hands-on session on how to operate the vehicle. This training is being done in advance of the deployment of Central Florida’s first autonomous shuttles expected be on the roads in Lake Nona this summer.
Beep, founded by experienced fleet managers and technology entrepreneurs, offers the next generation of services for passenger mobility to fleet operators in planned communities and low speed environments across the public and private sector.
Beep has an exclusive dealer arrangement for the state of Florida, with NAVYA, a global leader in the autonomous vehicle (AV) market, and the manufacturer of the AUTONOM SHUTTLE.
Currently, Beep and Lake Nona are pursuing approvals with NHTSA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) for proposed autonomous shuttle routes throughout Lake Nona. Lake Nona will start with two shuttles that can hold up to 15 people each and will travel on fixed routes within the community at speeds of up to 16 mph. Each shuttle will have a dedicated attendant on board.
Source: Press Release