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First Smile, Last Smile

  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP05_09
Published May 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

May Mobility is building a unique business model around AV shuttle services, explains COO and co-founder Alisyn Malek.

Entering the busy headquarters of May Mobility, my eyes fix almost immediately on a huge red Corvette brake caliper sitting on a tool cart beside an engineer's work station. “You guys must be planning some really fast self-driving shuttles,” I quip to COO and co-founder Alisyn Malek moments later, when she greets me for our interview.

“In order to have a safe and reliable system we have to know the hardware as well as the software,”- Malek explained. “And to gain that knowledge we do the systems-level design and development on both. From brakes, to sensor suite integration, to wire harness design-all are done in house. We have to make sure we get the checks and balances between both systems.”