Wednesday, 01 December 2021 20:34

Together In Motion Indiana Autonomous Shuttle Service Launches in Fishers, IN


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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), Energy Systems Network (ESN), the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the City of Fishers, IN, have joined with May Mobility to inaugurate a free, public autonomous shuttle service.

The service will launch Dec. 20 to serve the area surrounding the Nickel Plate Cultural District in Fishers.


The AV shuttle service is part of the Together in Motion Indiana initiative announced earlier this year by TMF and ESN that previously provided a similar autonomous shuttle service in downtown Indianapolis for six months.


May Mobility will manage a fleet of autonomous, shared vehicles that will operate along a 3-mile fixed-route loop with nine designated stops to service the live, work and play districts of downtown Fishers. 


The hop-on, hop-off service connects the residential area at Pullman Pointe and South Pointe Village apartments to the commercial district along Commercial Drive and Fishers Corner Boulevard, Municipal Drive and 116th Street, including a stop along the new Nickel Plate Trail.


Each route stop is identifiable by a sign with route information and a QR code with more information about May Mobility's technology.


"With the launch in Fishers, we'll be adding a new public transportation service in a community that primarily relies on personal vehicle ownership," said Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility. "This is an amazing opportunity to partner with Fishers to challenge the status quo of transit and engage a wider audience in the future of transportation."


"With our commitment to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, it was a natural fit for Fishers to serve as the first suburban site for May Mobility's autonomous vehicle fleet," said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. "Our Nickel Plate Cultural District is the perfect test site for this technology as our partners identify the nuances of a suburban environment for autonomous technology."


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