Moovit and May Mobility are expanding the reach and efficiencies of shared autonomous vehicles and AV microtransit projects to mind the gaps in public transit.
May Mobility’s autonomous vehicle fleets are powered by its unique Multi-Policy Decision (MPDM) technology. This technology will work together with Moovit’s urban mobility app and on-demand reservation and routing software.
The partnership will allow riders to easily plan, pay, and ride in shared AVs while providing them a safe, accessible, and sustainable form of mobility in regions around the globe, stated the release.
“The combination of Moovit and May Mobility’s technologies, products, and services will provide communities around the world with more mobility alternatives to choose from,” said Nir Erez, Co-founder and CEO of Moovit. “We share a vision of filling in the gaps in public and shared autonomous transportation and will work diligently to provide better access to accessible and sustainable transportation.”
In the U.S. and Japan, May Mobility has given more than 320,000 autonomy enabled rides through 10 unique deployments. Additionally, Moovit’s popular urban mobility app is available in 3,500 cities across 112 countries and offers users multimodal trip planning for any mode of transport with real-time information.
“A big part of our go-to-market strategy is to partner with industry leaders that will take out services to the next level. Moovit is a trusted industry leader that serves more than 1.7 billion riders globally, and their services and relationships will further enhance our ability to scale,” said Edwin Olson, Co-founder and CEO of May Mobility. “We look forward to growing this partnership with Moovit through expanded geographic areas and leveraging each other’s strengths to serve all passengers.”
The new partnership will offer more cities around the world a complete mobility package. Potential users of the future unified mobility app will be able to view options for taking May Mobility AVs alongside other modes of public transit, such as buses or trains, receive real-time arrival information, Live Directions and step-by-step guidance throughout the entire journey, Service Alerts, and more.
Moovit says it will also plan to bring its Moovit On-Demand software to May Mobility’s backoffice, facilitating the ability for May Mobility’s team to better manage services and vehicles all in one console.