Starting in June 2021, Together in Motion Indiana’s autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle operated by May Mobility will provide rides in the Indianapolis area. The two concurrent pilots, in Indianapolis (June 2021 - November 2021) and Fishers (December 2021 - June 2022) are a partnership between Toyota Mobility Foundation, Energy Systems Network (ESN), IEDC, the City of Fishers, and May Mobility to provide free AV rides to the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How many Together in Motion AV shuttles are available?
May Mobility’s fleet includes five hybrid-electric Lexus RX 450h vehicles, as well as one fully electric Polaris GEM vehicle that is equipped to carry wheelchairs. All May Mobility vehicles have been outfitted to operate without a driver, although a trained fleet attendant will be onboard at all times. May Mobility, partnering with TMF and ESN for the concurrent six-month pilots, owns and operates the fleet of autonomous vehicles.
- Where does the Together in Motion Indiana AV service operate today?
The map below shows the route, as well as the current location of the shuttle cars:
Alternatively, click here to see a PDF of the current service area, which can be printed or viewed offline: Event Map PDF
- When can I ride in a Together in Motion Indiana shuttle?
The service will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- What is the shuttle schedule for each stop along the Indianapolis route?
Click here to see a schedule for the shuttle stop timing: Shuttle Schedule PDF
- How can I ride in a Together in Motion shuttle?
The shuttles are first-come, first-serve, so if you see an open shuttle at a stop, feel free to hop on! To request the wheelchair-accessible shuttle, please call (463) 237-3915.
- Can I access the Together in Motion AV shuttle from an IndyGO bus route?
Yes, the AV shuttle will have a stop near the Vermont Station along IndyGO’s Red Line.
- How many passengers can a Together in Motion shuttle hold?
A Together in Motion shuttle can carry up to three passengers, or one rider with a wheelchair.
- Is a Together in Motion shuttle wheelchair accessible?
Yes. One vehicle used for the service has a wheelchair ramp that extends with the push of a button and a securement system for one rider with a wheelchair. The wheelchair-accessible shuttle is available on-demand by calling (463) 237-3915.
- Do I pay a fare?
The service is free for riders!
- Is it safe?
Yes. Although Together in Motion shuttles run autonomously, a trained fleet attendant will always be on board. The vehicles’ self-driving technology comes with collision avoidance systems that detect other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and obstacles. It is also equipped with multiple safety features.
- If someone or something falls or jumps in front of the vehicle, will a Together in Motion shuttle stop?
Yes. The May Mobility vehicles are equipped with special sensors that detect objects and individuals in their path. These will trigger the vehicle to stop. Additionally, the fleet attendant on board has the ability to take control of the vehicle if necessary.
- How fast do Together in Motion shuttles go?
The Together in Motion shuttles will travel up to speeds of approximately 25 miles per hour and will always comply with posted speed limits.
- If a Together in Motion shuttle is self-driving, why do you have human fleet attendants?
Fleet attendants provide an additional level of vehicle oversight and customer service.