May Mobility, a Michigan-based autonomous ride-hail and shuttle startup, and Stantec, a leading planning, regeneration and design consultancy, have formed a partnership to create innovative transportation solutions through AV microtransit. Combining their strengths, the companies will collaborate on infrastructure developments and formally pursue opportunities to implement AVs across a range of commercial and municipal locations globally.
“Stantec shares our vision of changing the global landscape to better benefit people and the environments we live in,” said Manik Dhar, chief commercial officer for May Mobility. “Working together, we can create and implement innovative AV solutions for different communities and deliver turnkey AV deployments that are optimized for each location. We will be able to scale our business more efficiently to the benefit of customers and riders.”
Stantec’s AV consulting arm, GenerationAV, advises communities and businesses preparing to integrate AV technology into their operations, as well as providing post-deployment support. The GenerationAV suite of AV planning and deployment tools such as their deployment playbook, Operational Design Domain (ODD) risk assessment and operational safety tools will support May Mobility’s efforts to introduce AV microtransit in cities, campuses, airports and more around the globe.
“May Mobility is a global technology leader in autonomous mobility and we’re proud to partner with them to establish and scale a complete AV deployment system,” said Corey Clothier, founder/director of Stantec GenerationAV. “Our partnership with May Mobility is an important next step in our mission to bring safe, equitable and accessible autonomous transportation solutions to communities around the world.”
May Mobility will also work with Stantec to discover opportunities to implement additional sustainability and accessibility initiatives globally.