May Mobility, an Ann Arbor-based tech startup that builds self-driving shuttles, is opening a location at 601 Franklin in the 600 Woodbridge Building just east of the Renaissance Center, TSG Properties announced today.
From the new location, May Mobility will provide full-time operational support to its partners and coordinate future route expansions.
The move comes with May Mobility’s recent partnership with Detroit’s Bedrock that deployed autonomous shuttles in downtown Detroit beginning on June 27. The deployment was the first independent autonomous vehicles used on public streets in any urban core in the U.S.
The vehicles transport employees of Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies, including Bedrock, between offices, parking sites, events, and other downtown destinations via a one-mile loop connecting the Bricktown Parking Garage, One Campus Martius (former Compuware Building), and First National Building.
“We are excited to have May Mobility take prime space at the 600 Woodbridge building,” says Michael Shaya, president and owner of TSG Properties. “We worked closely with May Mobility to position them at the most optimal location to fit their requirements and are delighted to accommodate their needs while giving them the ability to grow at their new location.
“Tenants like May Mobility are bringing the future of autonomous transportation to Detroit and the entire nation. (We are) in talks with other tech companies to welcome them to the Detroit Riverfront as well.”