Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named Tuesday the five corporate mobility challenge participants that will offer autonomous vehicle rides for attendees of the 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The offerings will provide autonomous services for attendees to travel between TCF Center in Detroit and destinations around town, including transportation hubs, hotels and restaurants, June 6-21 during the preview and public show weeks.
The selected companies, which submitted proposals following Whitmer’s announcement of the NAIAS challenge in May, are:
- Auburn Hills-based Continental Automotive, partnering with EasyMile, Nexteer Automotive, 3M, CNXMotion and Oakland University, will offer a fixed-route shuttle with three automated 15-passenger vans.
- France-based Navya, with offices in Saline, is partnering with Wayne State University to provide a fixed-route shuttle with a 15-passenger van focused on accessibility options, including an automated ramp and restraints for…