May Mobility is testing a Toyota Sienna equipped with the next generation of its autonomous driving kit (ADK) and will work with Toyota to add the vehicle to public shuttle fleets in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The prototype features Toyota’s highly adaptable Vehicle Control Interface. This allows for seamless technology integration, and the robust operation of key vehicle control systems – including steering, brakes, and acceleration.
May Mobility’s modifications to the Sienna include the addition of LiDAR, RADAR, and camera sensors – along with the compute and control modules that make up their ADK. The May Mobility Toyota Sienna shuttle is currently being tested on public roads in Ann Arbor. Additional shuttles are under development and will be ready for use in public fleets in 2022.
The ADK’s integration with the Sienna builds on the autonomous technology firm’s relationship with Toyota. From their initial 2019 investment in May Mobility, this relationship has expanded to include a shuttle fleet in Hiroshima, Japan with MONET (a joint venture between Softbank and Toyota). May Mobility was also selected to provide autonomous shuttle services in Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of a Toyota Mobility Foundation initiative beginning later this spring.