If you live in Lake Nona, you’ve most likely seen those sleek, futuristic self-driving buses by Beep. These super cool vehicles take Lake Nona residents and visitors from one stop to the other in the area surrounding Lake Nona Town Center. Stops on other Beep routes include the Orlando VA Medical Center, Canvas Restaurant & Market, Town Center, other entertainment, restaurants, hotels – and now, with the addition of their fifth route, Nemours Children’s Hospital.
Beep will take patients of Nemours and their families to Town Center, allowing them a change of scenery and some good food and fun options. The one-mile route will also include the Ronald McDonald House.
“Often our families don’t have transportation, so this is just an amazing transport tool for them to be able to quickly go over to the Town Center, whether it’s just to get away or grab a bite to eat,” said Nemours deputy COO Chris Alsip.
“Being able to provide that access, whether it’s the families in the Ronald McDonald House or the patients and families that are seeking services here at the Children’s Hospital,” Beep CEO Joe Moye expressed, “we just thought it was a natural use case that would serve some incredible good.”
Moye believes that extending their service to medical facilities is a natural expansion for their company. It allows for those visiting Lake Nona to fret less about finding transportation in a new city and connects our world-class hospitals to our world-class amenities.
“Having the Beep available can save time and reduce stress for our patient families and for our dedicated associates at Nemours Children’s Hospital. The autonomous shuttles will provide added connectivity to all that the Lake Nona community has to offer, and this is especially helpful for families of patients who are getting treatment in the hospital for extended periods of time,” said COO Randall Hartley of Nemours Children’s Hospital.