OUSTER ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF SUPPLY AGREEMENTS WITH MAY MOBILITY TO SUPPORT AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DEPLOYMENTS AROUND THE GLOBE
>> Over one thousand lidar sensors scheduled to be shipped through 2024
>> May Mobility is set to launch driverless operations later this year
SAN FRANCISCO - Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lidar sensors, and May Mobility, a leader in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, announced today expansions to their supply agreements to provide lidar sensors for May Mobility’s autonomous vehicle solutions. These expansions include a binding commitment for a combined purchase of over one thousand Ouster OS1 and Alpha PrimeTM VLS-128 sensors through 2024 to meet demand for new AV deployments starting this year.
"We are rapidly growing our operations and technology and need partners that deliver high-performing, reliable and scalable products to be successful," said Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility. "With Ouster, and now Velodyne under its umbrella, we get a field-tested lidar suite from one supplier, making it even easier to expand and deploy our growing fleet to more communities and businesses."
Ouster has previously shipped hundreds of sensors to May Mobility for its commercial programs. May Mobility’s vehicles are outfitted with four Ouster OS1 digital lidar sensors for short and mid-range detection and one Alpha PrimeTM sensor for long-range detection, providing surround-view coverage to increase safety and performance.
May Mobility partners with transit agencies, communities and businesses to make transit more sustainable, safe, accessible and equitable for everyone by building AV technology that works in the real world. To date, May Mobility has deployed more than 320,000 autonomy-enabled rides and recently announced the launch of its third-generation autonomous driving system further improving the safety, efficiency and rider satisfaction on the path to driverless commercial operations.
"We’re thrilled to supply May Mobility’s suite of lidar sensors, enabling 360-degree coverage for their autonomous vehicles. May Mobility recognizes that complete situational awareness and reliable detection is key to the safe deployment of AVs," said Angus Pacala, CEO and Co-Founder at Ouster. "Our contract expansion is further evidence of our shared values, strong relationship, and the growing demand for accessible, safe and green transportation across the country."
Ouster is a leading global provider of high-resolution scanning and solid-state digital lidar sensors, Velodyne Lidar sensors, and software solutions for the automotive, industrial, robotics, and smart infrastructure industries. Ouster is on a mission to build a safer and more sustainable future by offering affordable, high-performance sensors that drive mass adoption across a wide variety of applications. With a global team and high-volume manufacturing, Ouster supports over 850 customers in approximately 50 countries. Ouster is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.
About May Mobility
May Mobility, established in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2017, is building the world’s best autonomy system. Their proprietary Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) system is at the core of their mission to help make cities safer, greener and more accessible. MPDM’s proven track record has delivered more than 320,000 autonomy-enabled rides to date in several public transit applications across the U.S. and Japan. With key strategic partnerships including some of the world’s most innovative automotive and transportation companies, such as Toyota Motor Corporation, May Mobility aims to achieve the highest standard in rider safety, sustainability and transportation equity.