May picks Aeva as global LiDAR supplier

  • November 27, 2023
  • William Payne

AV developer May Mobility has selected sensing specialist Aeva as its global supplier of long-range LiDAR sensors. The multi-year supply agreement provides 5-year volume commitments through 2028, with delivery starting this year and production ramping in 2025.

May Mobility has developed Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) to improve safety in autonomous vehicles. The company has partnerships with major automotive and transportation companies including Toyota Motor Corporation. May Mobility has provided more than 350,000 rides using its autonomous technology, most of which have been provided using the Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS vehicle platform.

“May Mobility is championing an autonomous transit model that is safer, greener and more accessible and their decision to adopt Aeva’s technology validates the trend we’re seeing in the industry to transition toward next-generation 4D LiDAR technology,” said Soroush Salehian, Co-Founder and CEO at Aeva. “This multi-year production win signals one of the broadest deployments of 4D LiDAR in the industry and is a significant validation for the maturity and reliability of our Aeries II sensors as we scale to meet the growing demand from automotive customers.”

With its ability to detect range and velocity simultaneously at a maximum range of up to 500 meters, and immunity to interference and retroreflector blooming, Aeva’s 4D LiDAR technology is expected to enable May Mobility to help broaden its service areas and reach new markets. Current operations include transit programs in Ann Arbor, MI; Arlington, TX; Grand Rapids, MN; and Sun City, AZ, with additional deployments planned to begin in 2024.

“Aeva’s long-range 4D LiDAR technology provides unique and exciting new capabilities for our autonomous stack and aligns well with our technology and commercialization roadmap,” said Edwin Olson, Co-Founder and CEO at May Mobility. “We’re thrilled to partner with Aeva on our mission to reimagine transportation by developing and deploying autonomous vehicles that get people where they need to go safely and easily.”