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Michigan-based May Mobility has chosen Ouster Inc. to provide lidar sensors for its next generation of autonomous shuttles. The May Mobility team says it decided to use Ouster’s digital lidar sensors for their high performance, field-tested reliability, and scalable pricing for larger deployments like those it’s planning to roll out in Arlington, Texas, and Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, in 2021.

Over the past few years, May Mobility has built prototypes with a wide variety of lidar sensor options before deciding on Ouster’s sensors for both short range / wide field of view and mid-range lidar placements. 

Since its founding in 2017, May Mobility has provided more than 270,000 autonomous rides to date.

Edwin Olson, Founder and CEO of May Mobility, says: “As we expand our reach and evolve our shuttle service, it is important for May Mobility to work with outstanding partners that deliver technology solutions that help us ensure a safe experience. We added Ouster’s sensors to our sensor suite for their combination of resolution, range, and reliability and look forward to working with them on upcoming launches.” 

Angus Pacala, co-founder and CEO of Ouster, adds: “May Mobility is a leader in autonomous mobility, and Ouster is excited to help power their next stage of growth. Autonomous shuttles can make cities, campuses, airports, and other congested areas easier and safer to get around for everyone.” 

May Mobility Autonomous Shuttle

In December 2020, Ouster entered into a definitive merger agreement with Colonnade Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLA) in a transaction that would result in Ouster being listed on the NYSE. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to approval.

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