Beep Tests Software-Driven Self-Driving Vehicles in Florida

Beep has teamed with autonomous vehicle software developer Oxa (former Oxbotica) to bring its Oxa Driver self-driving software to two Beep autonomous shuttles.

The shuttles are being tested at the recently opened SunTrax test facility in Auburndale, Florida, the first U.S. location designed to test both connected autonomous and standard vehicles. Oxa is using the facility ahead of making its product publicly available in the fall.

Under the partnership, Oxa’s autonomy software will be installed in Beep’s passenger shuttles to start and later in future vehicles…

Oxa driver uses fused sensor technology combining sensor data from cameras, lidar and radar to produce a more “comprehensive view of the world around it than vehicles that rely on cameras alone.” The software also uses AI to sense and predict environmental changes and learn from previous travels.