May Mobility, a Michigan-based startup that operates autonomous shuttle services in three US cities, has in a Toyota Motor Corp. Series B Round Up $ 50 Million Collected One year after the $ 22 million in May, Mobility is being used to expand all divisions, including the AV Shuttle fleet, as well as engineering and operations personnel.
25 autonomous, low-speed shuttles will be available in May Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan and Providence, Rhode Island ̵
Toyota and May Mobility have not stated what this partnership will lead to. But it's likely to combine the startup's autonomous vehicle technology with the Toyota e-pallet, a platform that the automaker unveiled in 2018 at CES, the annual technology show in Las Vegas.
The e-pallet was presented as a concept vehicle. But basically, it's a platform that fits Toyota's vision of a mobility ecosystem that moves from a company that only makes and sells cars to one that covers all aspects of the movement of people and things from point A to point B. ,
The E-palette is designed for flexibility. The platform, which will theoretically be equipped with autonomous vehicle technology, could be used as a shuttle, to deliver packages to customers or even as a mobile store.
May Mobility will work with Toyota to identify market opportunities, Malek said The company will also be one of the automaker's key co-development partners to bring these platforms to market.
Support that, "said Malek.