Collaboration lays the foundation for Motional’s future expansion in the U.S.
ATLANTA, January 7, 2021 – Cox Automotive and Motional, a leader in driverless technology, today announced a partnership to deploy Cox Automotive Mobility’s Pivet as Motional’s premier fleet service provider. The partnership begins with Motional’s self-driving fleet in Las Vegas, and lays the foundation to support Motional as it paves the path to market for robotaxis in major U.S. cities.
Pivet will coordinate daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and disinfection, and mechanical work of Motional’s Las Vegas fleet, enabling Motional to focus on serving passengers and entering new markets.
The partnership follows two recent announcements cementing Motional as an industry leader: the company’s plans to be among the first to put fully-driverless vehicles on public roads, and to significantly grow its fleet and launch a multimarket service with Lyft, in 2023, in major U.S. cities.
“Pivet strives to deliver the most intelligent way to run a modern fleet, while also helping advance transportation technology that will provide safer, more efficient transportation,” said Alex Fraser, AVP of Pivet, Cox Automotive Mobility. “Motional’s innovation and dynamism in the driverless space partnered with Cox Automotive’s geographic reach and fleet service expertise create a potent force in the industry.”
“In 2020, we laid the technical and commercial foundations to bring robotaxis into our cities at scale. Now, with Pivet, we’re building the critical operational structures,” commented Gretchen Effgen, Vice President of Go to Market and Marketing, Motional. “This partnership will enable our expansion as we bring driverless technology to more people in more cities.”
Selecting a partner with a national footprint and trusted on-the-ground support was critical for Motional as it looks to safely and effectively introduce its driverless vehicles to new markets in the near term. Cox Automotive and Motional look forward to a long-term collaboration, with Motional able to leverage additional Pivet resources as it expands.
For more information on Motional and its recent industry-leading commercial and technical announcements, see Motional’s press page. For more information on Cox Automotive Mobility’s Pivet fleet optimization marketplace, visit https://www.coxautoinc.com/brands/pivet.
About Cox Automotive
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Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.
The Motional team was behind some of the industry’s largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world’s first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world’s most-established public robotaxi fleet.
Motional is a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group, one of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers offering smart mobility solutions, and Aptiv, a global technology leader in advanced safety, electrification, and vehicle connectivity.