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Beep autonomous shuttle service launches at Honolulu International Airport

Beep, a provider of autonomous shared mobility solutions, has revealed a first-of-its-kind partnership with Sustainability Partners and the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) for the launch of an 18-month autonomous shuttle pilot at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu.

Joe Moye, Beep CEO, says: “Through our partnership with Sustainability Partners, we’re honored that HDOT and HNL have placed their trust in our experience, leadership and differentiated approach of safe and integrated autonomous mobility with the launch of the Miki shuttle pilot service.

“Our fleet of turnkey shared and electric autonomous shuttles prioritizes safety and sustainability while enhancing the airport travel experience for passengers.

“As Beep continues to pioneer innovative partnerships with airports nationwide, this inaugural test program showcases the emerging potential of advanced solutions that can augment existing transport options everywhere, unveiling a new era of seamless, efficient passenger mobility.”

The pilot program includes four autonomous and electric shuttles that can transport 11 passengers including a shuttle attendant, increasing mobility frequency and providing first- and last-mile transport options alongside the existing Wiki Wiki shuttle bus service.

Shuttles will move between the airport’s C Gates with three stops for Miki’s short route, while a longer route will transport guests between C and G Gates with two stops.

The service will be available seven days a week between 7am to 10pm local time, including holidays and weekends.

Ed Sniffen, Hawai‘i Department of Transportation Director, says: “We are pleased to work with Beep to implement an innovative new approach to passenger mobility that brings autonomous transportation technology to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

“Beep and the Miki shuttles embody the future of transportation across the state, supporting our larger sustainability goals while enhancing the traveler experience.”

The pilot program made possible by essential infrastructure leader, Sustainability Partners, which actively supports Hawai’i in procuring electric vehicles and charging infrastructure on a per-mile cost basis.

Thomas Cain, Sustainability Partners CEO, says: “The leadership displayed by the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation and Beep in launching the Miki shuttles for airport passengers strongly reflects their commitment to innovation and more environmentally sustainable transportation.

“We are delighted to help facilitate the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation’s plan and look forward to watching the positive effects this will have in assisting the existing transportation system and flow of passengers at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.”

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