by Tiana May
28 Apr 2023
May Mobility has launched Arizona’s first on-demand public transit service using autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the retirement community of Sun City.
This service will be powered by Via as part of its partnership with May Mobility to expand the public deployment of on-demand AVs.
The deployment will use AVs to improve access to safe, reliable and equitable on-demand transportation in Sun City.
It will also enable May Mobility to further understand how its technology can be adapted to address mobility challenges faced by ageing adults.
“We’re fundamentally changing public transit, making it easier and more desirable than having a personal car. People are living longer, and we believe that ageing populations stand to gain greater access to mobility with autonomous vehicle technology. We’re committed to providing safe, reliable transportation for people who don’t want to or can’t drive themselves.”
The service will operate from 7am to 5pm on weekdays, passing through resident complexes, recreation centres, grocery stores, pharmacies and medical centres depending on user demand.
“Via is proud to partner with May Mobility to introduce dynamically routed, shared AVs to Arizona for the first time. Our organisations are united by the vision that advanced technology is key to expanding access to efficient mobility for riders of all ages and needs, and we believe Sun City is a model for innovative, inclusive public transportation for other communities around the world.”
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