May Mobility, Inc., founded in 2017 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, deploys autonomous shuttles to help people get where they need to go safely and easily. The company operates in several cities across the U.S., offering transportation as a service, sold to enterprises and municipalities as a fully managed fleet of shuttles. The company has become the market leader in autonomous vehicle deployments in four cities across three states, all on public roads. The company’s shuttles move people between high-value points of interest within urban centers, filling a transportation gap between ride-hailing, scooters, and buses. May Mobility currently has 197 employees in Michigan.
The company is experiencing significant growth and plans to expand its autonomous vehicle shuttle fleet as well as its engineering and operations staff. May Mobility plans to expand at its existing location in Ann Arbor, where it will add IT equipment and expand its engineering capabilities.
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $18 million and create 300 high-wage jobs over the next three years, supported by a $3 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The company chose Michigan for the project over competing sites in Boston, Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh and Tokyo, Japan because it has become an integral part of the Ann Arbor community and has developed strong relationships with the local university as well as with public and private partners.
“May Mobility started in Michigan, and I’m excited about our future growth here. This grant will boost the development and deployment of our autonomous vehicle technology,” said Edwin Olson, CEO and co-founder, May Mobility.
The project builds on the state’s work to position itself as the global leader in the future of electric vehicle manufacturing and mobility. The new positions will relate to a variety of areas including autonomy and AV platforms, product, production, and software development, with an average wage of $67.31 per hour plus benefits. The company will also continue to build out its corporate business function and executive management team.
“May Mobility’s success is a testament to the strength of our region’s mobility ecosystem, and their continued growth will help further establish Ann Arbor as a global leader in mobility technology,” said Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK.
Ann Arbor SPARK has offered to assist the company in recruiting candidates for the new positions and will continue to work with the company to find additional support for its mobility initiatives. Individuals interested in careers with May Mobility should visit https://maymobility.com/careers/.
“May Mobility’s growth is a remarkable demonstration of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of our region, and it is bringing state-of-the-art mobility solutions to our community, making it more convenient for our residents to get around,” said Pittsfield Township Supervisor Mandy Grewal.
Ann Arbor SPARK has provided valuable support to May Mobility through a range of initiatives, including the provision of interns, talent attraction efforts, and marketing support.