May Mobility will deploy self-driving shuttles in third city this week
U.S. self-driving shuttle company May Mobility continues to expand its operations.
The startup will launch service today in Providence (Rhode Island), where it will run its six-passenger electric shuttles seven days a week and serve as a key link between a transit station and downtown Providence.
Shuttles operating as part of the Little Roady pilot program are free and open to the public. The shuttles will make 12 stops along a route that spans approximately 6 miles.
Rhode Island is paying May Mobility $800,000 for the first year of operations.
Providence will be the third U.S. city in which May Mobility operates its self-driving shuttles. In June 2018, it became the first autonomous vehicle company to launch commercial operations, working with the Bedrock real estate firm in Detroit to connect parking garages and downtown offices.