Our Deployments: Free public transportation in Ann Arbor

At May Mobility, we’re committed to transforming cities through autonomous vehicle technology. What does that mean? Well in our hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., it means providing safe and accessible free public transportation.

We aren’t just another taxi service, but rather an autonomous microtransit service. We work with communities to bridge transportation gaps. The A2GO service, provided in collaboration with Via, Mcity, 4M and Ann Arbor SPARK, offers fare-free transit through the streets of downtown. No matter how many times you ride, what time of day it is or where you go, the A2GO service is free of charge—that means tipping, too!

“We look for ways to complement public transit systems, and we’re doing that today in Ann Arbor,” said Customer Success Manager Allison Hegarty. “For example, there is no public transportation to and from the Amtrak station and we wanted to solve that. Hearing feedback from our riders that they’re leveraging our free transport service to ride to and from that area, in addition to commuting to and from school or work or even to go shopping, we’re opening the door and moving people safely throughout the city.”

Our service also takes riders to key locations like Kerrytown, 4M Venue, Yost Arena, the UM campus including the Diag and more. To take a free ride, simply use the May Mobility mobile app (available from Apple and Google Play), and request a ride at any of our pickup locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

May Mobility secures credit facility from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

$15 million of non-dilutive growth capital financing provides additional liquidity and serves as a proof point for company’s continued growth and success

  • New line of credit indicative of the confidence of the banking community with the company.
  • May Mobility recently closed on $111 million Series C funding to be used to deliver equitable autonomous mobility solutions.

May Mobility, a leader in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, today announced it has secured a new $15 million line of credit from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) with a four-year loan term.

“We are excited to work with SMBC and view this credit agreement as the beginning of a long term relationship,” said Ryan Green, Chief Financial Officer of May Mobility. “Coupled with our latest close of Series C funding, this debt facility provides additional liquidity to assist in the advancement of our autonomous mobility business.” 

May Mobility recently closed on a $111 million Series C round of funding that is going to be used to deliver equitable autonomous mobility solutions. 

Four reasons employees love working at May Mobility

We think May Mobility is a great place to work (and others agree)—but we’re biased. So we asked some of our employees how they feel about May, and got what they said on video. Check out the video and the write up below:

1. The people

Our vehicles may drive themselves, but our people are what makes May great. Several employees cited our supportive, encouraging team that are not only book smart, but emotionally intelligent as well. 

“My favorite part of working at May is the diversity.  There are a bunch of people from different cultures and backgrounds,” said Yusuke Kobune, site manager—Japan. 

“Without a doubt, it’s the smartest group of people I’ve ever worked with,” Lead Manufacturing Engineer Eric Harman said. “And intelligence isn’t only measured in the number of PhDs we have here—we have a lot of folks with PhDs—but emotional intelligence. We have people that are kind and caring, that check in with one another and it creates a really great sense of community.”

2. Shared purpose 

“What I like about May is knowing that coming into work we’re adding value in all the communities that we’re providing all these solutions and services to,” said Product Designer Natalia Kumar.

One of the things that attracts people to May is our unique purpose of making transit more sustainable, safe, accessible and equitable by building a better autonomous vehicle (AV) technology that works in the real world. We believe AVs have the power to transform cities and our cities are making it a reality.

“We solve big, hairy problems,” said Chris Walling, supply chain manager. “That is something I’ve always wanted to do, find those problems that need to be solved at the forefront of technology.”

3. The real-world impact

One of the unique aspects of working at May is getting to see your work’s direct impact in the real world. Our teams—on an individual level—get to see the challenges they take on, reflected in our services across the U.S. and Japan.

“Whenever I see my project running in the real world and people using it as a service, it always makes me happy and makes me see that I’m bringing a change to the world,” said Anirudh Batra, field autonomy engineer. 

4. Innovation 

“My favorite working at May is being able to be at the forefront of this new industry—autonomous vehicles. We’re doing something that’s going to be remembered for the rest of our lives,” said Taylor Gygi, business development manager.

AVs have the potential to change our world in numerous ways, such as making transportation safer and creating room for more green space by eliminating the need for parking structures. 

Want to join the team and experience what May has to offer for yourself? Click here to see job opportunities.