Beep and Oxa have announced a partnership to deploy Beep vehicles driven by Oxa’s self-driving software, Oxa Driver, as Beep continues to expand its testing operations throughout the USA.
Oxa’s autonomy software will be installed in a range of Beep vehicles, including passenger shuttles and future vehicle platforms. The first initiative is a fleet of Beep autonomous and electric shuttles driven by Oxa Driver. Two of the Beep shuttles are currently operating at the SunTrax test facility in Auburndale, Florida – the first US site developed specifically for testing connected AVs. At present, Oxa is using the site to demonstrate its passenger transportation solution before it becomes available to the public in late 2023.
Oxa Driver pairs sensor data from cameras, lidar and radar, to deliver a comprehensive view of the surrounding environment. The fused sensor technology is described as “the first-of-its-kind deployed in a passenger shuttle in the USA”. Additionally, AI is used to accurately sense and predict changes to the vehicle’s environment while learning from previous journeys to enhance capabilities.
“We are thrilled to be working with Beep to deploy our unique autonomy solution to enable safe, secure and efficient passenger transportation in the USA,” said Gavin Jackson, CEO, Oxa. “This marks a significant step forward for Oxa and the future of self-driving technology. Through partnering with Beep, we have the potential to drive several thousand vehicles over the coming years to make Oxa software the most widely utilized AV platform on the planet.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Oxa to bring new and enhanced electric, autonomous vehicles to market as we continue to expand our testing and our business across the United States,” added Joe Moye, CEO, Beep. “Oxa’s self-driving software, integrated with our command center and service management software, provides a safe and sophisticated autonomous solution that will enhance our passenger experience and operational capabilities, making more accessible, true autonomous use cases a near-term reality. Safe, shared autonomous transportation promises a major impact on traffic congestion, road safety and the environment, and we’re pleased to have a partner who shares these priorities and values in Oxa.”