Magna part­ners with U.S. startup to retro­fit shuttles

The Welland Tribune - - Business -

ANN AR­BOR, MICH. — Auto parts sup­plier Magna In­ter­na­tional Inc. is part­ner­ing with a Michi­gan startup to retro­fit self-driv­ing shuttles for ser­vice in the United States. On­tario-based Magna will retro­fit May Mo­bil­ity’s low-speed self-driv­ing elec­tric tran­sit ve­hi­cles from the chas­sis up for an ini­tial de­ploy­ment on June 26 in Detroit. Magna will up­date the ve­hi­cles with cus­tom doors, a panoramic moon roof, drive-by-wire tech­nol­ogy and sen­sor in­te­gra­tion. May Mo­bil­ity will up­grade the ve­hi­cles with its pro­pri­etary tech­nol­ogy that would al­low them to op­er­ate safely and re­li­ably in ur­ban and res­i­den­tial en­vi­ron­ments. The new part­ner­ship an­nounced Wed­nes­day will cre­ate an undis­closed num­ber of self-driv­ing shuttles that can in­crease to hun­dreds and even­tu­ally thou­sands as de­mand in­creases.

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