Mobility-as-a-service solutions provider Moovit is partnering with autonomous mobility specialist Beep to provide on-demand transport options in the Orlando smart community.
Multi-passenger, electric, autonomous mobility solutions provider Beep and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) specialist Moovit are partnering to offer a ride-hailing service on autonomous shuttles.
The collaboration aims to provide customers with a more predictable and sustainable form of alternative mobility with Moovit’s on-demand capabilities.
Autonomous mobility network
The Moovit app will be available to riders in Lake Nona, a 17-square mile master-planned community and advanced district in the City of Orlando, providing a more efficient mobility journey, including shortened wait times, and greater insight into their autonomous vehicle ride and beyond.
Since September 2019, Beep has carried more than 50,000 passengers in Lake Nona, in what it claims to be the largest and longest-running autonomous shuttle network at one location in the US. The network connects residential, commercial, retail and recreational areas as well as medical services.
“Lake Nona is a great example of a smart and connected community that is achieving innovative mobility initiatives with the right partners,” said Uli Gal-Oz, vice president of business development at Moovit, which is an Intel company.
“Lake Nona is a great example of a smart and connected community that is achieving innovative mobility initiatives with the right partners”
He added: “The combination of Moovit’s consumer interface and on-demand solution, coupled with Beep’s AV fleet, is a powerful one. It has the potential to expand ever more into Lake Nona and other cities in the US to solve first- and last-mile challenges.”
Beep will implement Moovit’s ride-hailing capabilities in additional project areas across the country including Tradition, a master-planned community by Mattamy Homes in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, and additional services areas with multiple routes.
Once a user launches the app and provides their destination, Moovit will display the most convenient travel options, including Beep’s routes and additional multimodal journeys. Users select Beep and follow the prompts to reserve a seat and hail an autonomous shuttle on one of Beep’s autonomous mobility network routes.
Once the ride is booked, users are guided to a Beep pickup location within a short walking distance. Before the trip, riders can track the approaching Beep shuttle in real-time and view its estimated arrival time. During the trip, users can view the route on the map, as well as the estimated time to drop-off.
“This partnership will allow Beep to present a more responsive service to our passengers, further expanding access to our shuttle service to all passengers”
“Moovit’s ride-hailing capabilities combined with Beep’s first and last-mile autonomous service will empower riders to more conveniently access key destinations in the communities we serve,” said Clayton Tino, Beep chief technology officer. “This partnership will allow Beep to present a more responsive service to our passengers, further expanding access to our shuttle service to all passengers.”
In February 2022, Beep announced a collaboration with Benteler EV Systems and Mobileye, Moovit’s sister company, to develop and deploy automotive-grade, fully electric, autonomous vehicles in public and private communities across North America in 2024.