Behind-the-scenes at the new Beep HQ in Lake Nona Town Center
Sitting in the middle of the lobby at Beep’s new headquarters in Lake Nona is one of the company’s signature autonomous shuttles. This special shuttle was converted into the coolest conference room for Beep’s new 10,000-square-foot office in Lake Nona Town Center.
Unlike the iconic blue and red patterned Move Nona shuttles, the shuttle in the lobby is wrapped in Beep’s trademark green that you’ll see throughout its new home base along with pops of neon orange. This new headquarters is a vibrant reflection of Beep’s innovation as autonomous mobility experts who are revolutionizing the industry in Lake Nona and beyond.
“Headquartering our company in Lake Nona offers us the ability to safely test these transformative technologies in multiple environments and in real-world scenarios while accessing key partners and a talent pool so critical to our success. When you couple the multiple use cases in Lake Nona with the wide variety of community members ranging from residents to professionals and visitors from all around the world, this area provides Beep the ability to position these vehicles and services with the public which will help further drive adoption.”
Floor to ceiling windows around the office bring in an abundance of natural light, similar to the natural light that brightens your ride inside a shuttle. From the front desk, you can spot Lake Nona’s four legged friend Disco as he welcomes residents and visitors to Town Center. A pathway beyond the lobby leads you past private offices, open workspaces, a cafe, more conference rooms and to the heart of Beep’s operation – the first-of-its-kind Command Center.
The Command Center is where Beep actively monitors its complete portfolio of autonomous projects both locally and nationally to provide instant support to its service areas. The Command Center’s sleek design is configured to enhance the company’s ability to provide an unrivaled level of passenger safety in a moment’s notice. Service areas outside Lake Nona are as close as South Florida and as far away as Yellowstone National Park where Beep recently completed a pilot program of the country’s first autonomous shuttles in a national park setting.
In addition to planning, deploying, and managing autonomous vehicles, Beep is also actively developing the technology to support the safe operation of autonomous vehicles. Nearby the Command Center is a showroom which doubles as an Innovation Lab. This is where Beep collaborates with premier partners in the autonomous vehicle industry to test and showcase their developments in the next-generation of autonomous mobility.
Beep has reached many milestones since launching its first route in September 2019. Within a few short years, Beep’s workforce quadrupled to 80 employees. What started with two shuttles on a single route through Lake Nona has now expanded to become the largest and longest-running autonomous fleet in the country. Lake Nona now has eight shuttles and five routes connecting passengers to 10 key destinations from the UCF College of Medicine to Heroes Community Park.
With more room to grow in its new home base in Lake Nona, we’re excited to watch Beep continue to safely move the autonomous industry forward and reach its next milestone.