US autonomous driving technology company May Mobility has announced its latest software release for the vehicles in its fleet.
It says the latest updates provide performance improvements for a number of vehicle functions and rider experience elements that will enable rides to be twice as comfortable. It is another step towards its fully driverless software and signals the company’s shift to a focus on rider-only operations.
The release includes improvements to all of the systems that make up the company’s proprietary Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) system. Upgrades include an improvement in metrics related to rider comfort with more human-like interactions. Internal benchmarking and metrics suggest increased efficiency thanks to the use of arterial roads and new capabilities such as enhanced unprotected turns provide improved, faster routing. Other enhancements include increase smoothness and consistency of rides through crowded environments and more robust tele-assist capabilities when it comes to the vehicle checking-in with a human during complex situations.
“We continue to make huge strides in the advancement of our technology and this release is the next step on our path toward rider-only service,” said Edwin Olson, CEO and co-founder of May Mobility. “These advancements further our commitment to providing a commercially viable service that is best situated to serve the communities where we operate.”
May Mobility’s service operates in selected cities in Michigan, Texas, Minnesota and Arizona, with the company planning to add further locations during the remainder of 2023 and in early 2024.