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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 21:33

Autonomous Shuttles Assist in Transporting COVID-19 Tests

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Autonomous Shuttles Assist in Transporting COVID-19 Tests Mayo Clinic


Beep, Mayo Clinic and the JTA say they will closely monitor the service from a mobile command center to maintain safe operation.


“Mayo Clinic is known as a leader in innovation and technology for providing world-class healthcare services to their patients in so many important areas of medicine,” said Beep Inc. CEO Joe Moye.


“It is both humbling and exciting to partner with them in bringing this innovative solution to support such a critical challenge facing our country," Moye said. "We are equally as proud to work with our partners at the JTA, NAVYA and Bestmile … in making this happen and doing our part to support this important cause.”


Beep transported the shuttles through Eagle Express Inc. from Lake Nona, FL, an innovation hub 150 miles away, where the company is headquartered in Orlando. An additional shuttle is being operated from the JTA’s Ultimate Urban Circulator program.


The JTA has actively tested autonomous vehicle technology since 2017 to prepare for a conversion and expansion of its Skyway automated people mover in downtown Jacksonville into a network powered by autonomous vehicles. 


“The opportunity to work together with these organizations in an effort to provide a dedicated COVID-19 testing solution represents our goal as a company, and that’s to create a more accessible solution in the moments that matter, whether that be crisis, shortage in manpower and resources or other areas we can provide aid in,” said NAVYA CEO Étienne Hermite.


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