Lake Nona, FL
Move Nona has created the largest and longest autonomous vehicle network at one location in the country with five routes and eight shuttles connecting nearly 10 key destinations within the community.
Within a 17-square-mile development, Move Nona has created a highly efficient mobility network within a planned community that connects residential, commercial, retail, recreational, and medical services. The autonomous vehicle service is currently the largest and longest autonomous vehicle network at one location in North America. The alternative mobility network consists of five routes and eight shuttles connecting nearly ten key destinations within the community.
Route 1: Green Line - Town Center / Laureate Park
The 1.2 mile route has three stops connecting the Lake Nona Town Center Boxi Park, the Pixon Apartments, and the Laureate Park neighborhood village center. The route operates on a public road with mixed traffic, and navigates through a signalized intersection and provides connections between the retail center of the community to residential neighborhoods.
Route 2: Yellow Line - Heroes Park
The 1.1 mile route has two stops connecting the Laureate Park neighborhood village center and the recreational areas of the community. The route provides direct community access to a city park, Heroes Park, soccer fields, and Nona Adventure Park. The route also operates along public roads navigating crosswalks, stop signs, and primarily operates within residential neighborhoods. Portions of the route safely operate through a school zone and service is paused during arrival and dismissal times.
Route 3: Blue Line - Model Homes
The 1.5 mile route is an on-demand service with stops to the various Laureate Park Model Homes and the Laureate Park neighborhood village center. The route is intended to provide potential homebuyers the ability to utilize a self-driving shuttle to explore Lake Nona, the various model homes, and expose them to the technology woven into the fabric of the community. Prior to utilizing the route, passengers have been introduced to the community by the Lake Nona information center.
Route 4: Red Line - VA / UCF
The roughly 1 mile route consists of three stops connecting the Lake Nona Town Center, Orlando VA Medical Center and UCF College of Medicine campus. The route is intended to provide employees, visitors, campus employees and students with another transportation option to access the Town Center restaurants for lunch without having to use their personal vehicle. The shuttle stop is also located near a transit stop, providing broader access to a public transit network.
Route 5: Purple Line - Nemours
The Purple line has two stops connecting the Lake Nona Town Center Boxi Park, Nemours Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. The route operates on public roads with mixed traffic, navigates through a signalized intersection and utilizes a path dedicated for autonomous vehicles. The route is intended to provide hospital staff, visitors, and residents the ability to leave the campus and access the Town Center restaurants without having to use their personal vehicle. The shuttle stop on the Nemours Children’s Hospital campus is also a shared stop with a public transit provider intended to increase access to the broader public transit network.
Move Nona’s autonomous shuttle routes are a vital component of Lake Nona’s multimodal transportation strategy to create a seamless, efficient mobility network. A $20 Million USDOT grant will help expand the network and also include a full-service mobility hub, linear park, linear park bridge, infrastructure for autonomous vehicles (AV), and a bicycle transportation network. Expansion of the autonomous network and infrastructure will support a more than 25 shuttle fleet and create more than 15 miles of multimodal paths.
Closing Statement“In Lake Nona, we dreamed of creating an infrastructure that would enable tomorrow’s innovators to thrive… tomorrow is here! As proof, we're excited to advance, along with our two visionary Mayors, the relationship with Beep and NAVYA creating the region’s first autonomous shuttle program launching the future of mobility," said Tavistock Group Senior Managing Director Rasesh Thakkar.
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