Oxa’s AV Software Hits Florida Streets

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Oxa has officially launched its commercial self-driving software in Jacksonville, Florida, marking a significant milestone in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. This event not only positions Oxa as a pioneering force in the AV market but also underscores the growing interest in self-driving passenger shuttles across the United States and the United Kingdom. The deployment in Jacksonville is part of a broader initiative that will see Oxa’s Driver software implemented in eight passenger services throughout 2024, emphasizing the company’s role as a key player in the AV software industry.

Jacksonville’s new AV shuttles, operated in collaboration with Beep and supported by the Jacksonville Transport Authority (JTA) and the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), represent a major advancement for urban transportation. The program, approved by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aims to transform the city into a hub for autonomous transport innovation, benefiting both the local community and the broader AV sector.

“This initiative is a testament to years of hard work and collaboration between the private and public sector, including the U.S. Department of Transportation,” JTA CEO Nat Ford stated. The collaboration highlights a shared vision for the future of transportation, where AVs play a crucial role in urban development and mobility.

The Oxa Driver software is the result of extensive research and development, blending cutting-edge technology with practical applications for today’s urban environments. By focusing on passenger shuttles and industrial logistics, Oxa addresses critical market needs while navigating the complexities of autonomous transportation. The software’s launch not only advances Oxa’s global presence but also demonstrates the viability of AV technology in addressing real-world challenges.

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Professor Paul Newman, Oxa’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer, emphasized the significance of deploying the Oxa Driver in settings that directly impact community regeneration and development. “Deploying Oxa Driver in passenger shuttles playing a key role in a community’s regeneration is momentous,” he remarked, highlighting the technology’s potential to drive social and economic progress.

Looking ahead, Oxa plans to expand its footprint in the AV market, with additional deployments in the US and UK slated for 2024. These initiatives, spearheaded in partnership with Beep and other stakeholders, aim to further integrate AV technology into various aspects of daily life, from enhancing urban mobility to supporting economic growth in communities like Lake Nona, Orlando.

As Oxa continues to lead the way in AV software development and deployment, its initiatives in Jacksonville and beyond represent a promising step forward in the journey toward fully autonomous transportation solutions. The company’s efforts not only highlight the technological achievements in the field but also the collaborative spirit necessary to bring such innovations to life, paving the way for a future where AVs are an integral part of the urban landscape.

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