Having the Beep shuttle available can save time and reduce stress for our patient families and for our dedicated associates at Nemours Children’s Hospital. The autonomous shuttles will provide added connectivity to all that the Lake Nona community has to offer, and this is especially helpful for families of patients who are getting treatment in the hospital for extended periods of time,” said Randall Hartley, Chief Operating Officer at NCH, one of the early tenants of Lake Nona.
ORLANDO, FL – April 30, 2021 – Patients, visitors, employees, and community members have a new and innovative way to connect to the Nemours Children’s Hospital campus in Lake Nona without having to use their personal vehicle and worry about parking. Beep, an Orlando-based autonomous mobility services and technology provider, launched an additional autonomous shuttle route connecting to the hospital. The new passenger service expands the Move Nona autonomous vehicle mobility network in Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile, neo-urban community by Tavistock Development Company.
“Expanding our driverless shuttle routes in Lake Nona to another area of the community is part of our commitment and mission to provide the public a safer, convenient transportation alternative. By using the most advanced autonomous shuttle platforms, we can connect more people to the important services and locations they seek while positively impacting the environment by utilizing our driverless, electric vehicles,” said Joe Moye, Beep CEO.
The driverless shuttle route connects the Lake Nona Town Center and the Nemours Children’s Hospital campus which also has a Ronald McDonald House. Connection to the Lake Nona Town Center provides visiting families with open-air space for walking, dining, and entertainment minutes from the hospital. Shuttle passengers can also connect to additional shuttle routes from the Town Center hub, giving them access to additional recreational, hotel, retail and dining options as well as the Orlando VA Medical Center.
“Having the Beep available can save time and reduce stress for our patient families and for our dedicated associates at Nemours Children’s Hospital. The autonomous shuttles will provide added connectivity to all that the Lake Nona community has to offer, and this is especially helpful for families of patients who are getting treatment in the hospital for extended periods of time,” said Randall Hartley, Chief Operating Officer at NCH, one of the early tenants of Lake Nona.
The more than 1-mile route is the fifth route launched and managed by Beep in concert with Lake Nona’s Move Nona alternative mobility service, the largest and longest single-site autonomous vehicle fleet in the United States. Since launching the first route in Lake Nona in September 2019, the 100-percent electric vehicles have safely transported more than 21,000 passengers over roughly 17,000 miles across the mobility network.
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Beep is a mobility services and technology innovator delivering the next generation of transportation utilizing driverless, electric, multi-passenger vehicles. We specialize in planning, deploying and managing advanced autonomous shuttles in both public and private communities seeking to more safely connect people, places and services in first-mile, last-mile mobility networks within controlled speed areas. Our mission is to enable mobility for all with the services we provide. Beep also leverages the data and learnings from each live deployment to produce vehicle agnostic, edge solutions which are advancing the safety, access, artificial-intelligence and driverless operating capabilities of autonomous platforms thus advancing the use of these new, innovative, environmentally friendly transportation solutions. For more information visit: www.go-beep.com
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health. Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.
ABOUT LAKE NONA
Located in Orlando, Fla., Lake Nona is one of the fastest-growing master-planned communities in America developed by Tavistock Development Company. Known for thoughtfully-designed neighborhoods, top-rated education facilities, business and research clusters, retail and entertainment centers, and diverse work spaces, Lake Nona encompasses the best Central Florida has to offer. Lake Nona sets the foundation for a collaborative relationship between the people who live, work, and visit there by prioritizing forward-thinking technology, strategic partnerships, education, and wellbeing. For more information, visit lakenona.com.