Detroit launching robotaxi pilot for people with mobility issues

May Mobility is launching a robotaxi pilot program in Detroit for people with disabilities age 62 and older. The service will be available to select residents of Detroit starting from June 20, 2024 through 2026.

May Mobility will deploy three robotaxis, including two wheelchair-accessible vehicles, to help participants achieve greater access to healthcare facilities, shopping centers, jobs, and social and recreational activities. The free service will operate across 68 stops in 11 square miles of downtown Detroit Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on the weekend from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Persons interested in riding the service must submit an interest form and will be contacted to enroll.

While all of May Mobility’s robotaxis are autonomous, they do have human safety drivers behind the wheel to provide customer service and monitor vehicle operations.

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