Driver technology leader Motional announced a partnership with Cox Automotive’s Pivet, that begins with Motional’s self-driving Las Vegas fleet. The agreement allows Pivet to coordinate daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and disinfection and mechanical work for the Sin City fleet. Motional reports the support from Cox will enable it to focus on customers and new market development.
“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.”
As we reported, Motional recently partnered with Lyft for a multi-market, robotaxi service. Company leaders announced their plans to be among the first to put fully driverless vehicles on public roads.