May Mobility selects autonomous driving expert as COO
May Mobility
by Anour Esa
2M ago
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – May Mobility, a leader in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, today announced the appointment of Kathy Winter as its Chief Operating Officer. Winter brings nearly 30 years of engineering and automotive experience leading companies to significant revenue growth and product development worldwide, including more than ten years exclusively working on advancements in the autonomous driving sector. Winter will be focused on accelerating execution across the company, as well as developing key strategies and partnerships to help May scale on a globa ..read more
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May Mobility Finalist Takes Second place in Society of Automotive Analysts’ (SAA) Mobility Innovation Awards
May Mobility
by Molly Riddle-Nunn
2M ago
May Mobility is excited to share that our accessible autonomous vehicles (AVs) are a finalist in the Society of Automotive Analysts’ (SAA) 2022 Mobility Innovation Awards! Out of 19 submissions, we achieved first runner-up in the “Technologies Enabling a New Business Model” category for our accessible Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS (S-AM) vehicles, which feature ADA-Compliant wheelchair ramps as well as audio and visual cues for passengers of differing abilities. Creating accessible and equitable transportation options is a key pillar of our work, and we aim to make transit safer and easier for eve ..read more
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The Evolution of Public Transit: AV Microtransit
May Mobility
by Molly Riddle-Nunn
2M ago
Sarah Pressprich Gryniewicz, Strategy Analyst, May Mobility Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are the next and most sustainable form of Microtransit. While most known for buses and trains, many transit agencies are exploring how to incorporate on-demand Microtransit services into their offerings. However, driver shortages and low capacities per vehicle can make on-demand service a challenging investment, especially at scale. AVs, which are reaching full maturity, will be key to expanding on-demand transit service while maintaining costs at a manageable level. What is Microtransit? Microtransit is an u ..read more
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May encourages employees to spend World Mental Health Day investing in themselves
May Mobility
by Molly Riddle-Nunn
2M ago
PHOTO CAPTION: This past weekend, we gathered together to complete the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon event (both live and virtually). This event was chosen because we deeply support its cause – “e-Race the Stigma” – Raising Awareness Around Mental Health. May Mobility was the largest corporate wellness partner for the event with over 80 participants and volunteers present. by Amanda Krause, Director of People Operations At May Mobility, total wellness is paramount to the success of our people.  While our vehicles may drive themselves, it’s our people who drive our success.  This means ..read more
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May Mobility and Via launch first rural transit program to use wheelchair accessible ADA-compliant autonomous vehicles
May Mobility
by Brittany Lockard
2M ago
The Grand Rapids, Minn. service is accessible by design and will demonstrate how AVs reach their greatest impact when used for public transportation – even in rural, wintry settings   Sept. 28, 2022 (GRAND RAPIDS, MN) — Today, May Mobility, a leader in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, and Via, the global leader in TransitTech, will launch the first public transit project using American Disability Act (ADA)-compliant AVs in rural America. May Mobility’s ADA-compliant Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS drives the streets of Grand Rapids, Minn. The companies’ go ..read more
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Our Deployments: Free public transportation in Ann Arbor
May Mobility
by Brittany Lockard
2M ago
At May Mobility, we’re committed to transforming cities through autonomous vehicle technology. What does that mean? Well in our hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., it means providing safe and accessible free public transportation. We aren’t just another taxi service, but rather an autonomous microtransit service. We work with communities to bridge transportation gaps. The A2GO service, provided in collaboration with Via, Mcity, 4M and Ann Arbor SPARK, offers fare-free transit through the streets of downtown. No matter how many times you ride, what time of day it is or where you go, the A2GO service ..read more
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May Mobility secures credit facility from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
May Mobility
by Brittany Lockard
2M ago
$15 million of non-dilutive growth capital financing provides additional liquidity and serves as a proof point for company’s continued growth and success New line of credit indicative of the confidence of the banking community with the company. May Mobility recently closed on $111 million Series C funding to be used to deliver equitable autonomous mobility solutions. May Mobility, a leader in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, today announced it has secured a new $15 million line of credit from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) with a four-year loa ..read more
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Four reasons employees love working at May Mobility
May Mobility
by Brittany Lockard
2M ago
We think May Mobility is a great place to work (and others agree)—but we’re biased. So we asked some of our employees how they feel about May, and got what they said on video. Check out the video and the write up below: 1. The people Our vehicles may drive themselves, but our people are what makes May great. Several employees cited our supportive, encouraging team that are not only book smart, but emotionally intelligent as well.  “My favorite part of working at May is the diversity.  There are a bunch of people from different cultures and backgrounds,” said Yusuke Kobune, site mana ..read more
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May Mobility topples milestones with newly announced Grand Rapids, Minn. deployment
May Mobility
by Brittany Lockard
2M ago
We’re excited to announce our next deployment in Grand Rapids, Minn. to launch this fall! The Grand Rapids deployment marks several firsts for our company and the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry. Grand Rapids will receive the first commercial launch of the Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS (S-AM) and will also host our largest on-demand area yet. May Mobility’s first rural AV route also puts accessibility and equity at the forefront with the inclusion of three first-ever ADA-compliant S-AM vehicles to better serve the Grand Rapids community.  “This first-of-its-kind deployment is a pivotal next ..read more
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Get to know May: Sheryl Seitz, VP of Marketing & Communications
May Mobility
by Brittany Lockard
2M ago
We’re thrilled to introduce our new VP of Marketing & Communications Sheryl Seitz. Her strong background working across B2G, B2B and B2C makes her the perfect addition to drive our mission of transforming cities through autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. Read on to learn about her background and her plans for May Mobility. What were your roles prior to May? I’ve always been fascinated with emerging technologies and how they shape the world we live in. I worked for several market leaders including Apple and Samsung before leaving the corporate world for startups. The beauty of working in s ..read more
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