The shuttles are always connected
to Beep’s Command Center
where each ride is closely
monitored. Software updates are
also frequently sent for immediate
download in order to ensure all
systems are kept up-to-date.
gineering goes and software would need to be uploaded and
downloaded to various systems in order for them to work
cohesively,” Asa said. “There are multiple steps taken prior to
getting an autonomous shuttle on the road. There are developmental,
technical and operational standards that must be
met and then implemented in order to guarantee a safe ride.”
Software for the shuttle is kept up to date — sometimes
these updates are prompted to be downloaded multiple times
a day. The attendant is notified, accepts and it usually takes a
mere 30-45 seconds.
FOLLOWING PANDEMIC RULES
In the time of COVID-19, Beep has worked tirelessly to
ensure that riders and employees alike are kept safe. They
have created additional, extensive sanitization measures, are
monitoring and adjusting the number of riders per vehicle
and require attendants to wear masks.
“We do clean each vehicle before, during and after every
shift to ensure everything is clean,” Silva says, “We wipe
down the seats and handles and we provide hand sanitizer
for guests.” >>
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TIM OPERATING SCHEDULE
Sunday: 12-6 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.
TIM is a sleek, modern vehicle that provides nearly 360-degree views of a
rider’s surroundings. It is sanitized before, during and after shifts; including
an outsourced deep clean at the end of the day.