Bestmile, Industry Experts Get Real at CoMotion LA

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Bestmile CoMotion LA

Bestmile will host, “Let’s Get Real: Lessons Learned from Real-World AV and Human-Driven Deployments,” an expert panel discussion at CoMotion LA on November 14 at 11:30. 

Exciting use cases for new mobility services are emerging for both autonomous initiatives and for human-driven precursors. At CoMotion LA, Bestmile will host a panel of industry experts involved in some of these projects. Leading industry analysts, technology makers, service providers, auto manufacturers, and cities will take the stage and share their perspectives on how this marketplace is evolving and what is happening now. The session will take the pulse of new mobility technology and services with case studies and lessons learned from real-world deployments, and also talk about what the near and long-term futures hold.

Industry Overview

The panel will be moderated by Roger Lanctot, Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics. He will set the stage for the conversation as one of the leading analysts researching the mobility services landscape, sharing his perspective on the past, present, and future of the industry.

Vehicles to Fleets

It takes more than a connected vehicle to deliver a well-orchestrated mobility service. Bestmile cofounder and CEO Raphael Gindrat will share his journey from managing one of the first autonomous vehicle demonstrations in Europe and finding that the vehicles were not designed to work together. He went on to develop the solution that became Bestmile, and will share his lessons learned and how Bestmile and the industry have evolved since.

New Business Models

The panel will also share new business models for human-driven and autonomous services. Bestmile’s Tony Pino will share lessons learned from a U.S.-based ridehailing service that uses professional drivers and private fleet to offer a highly personalized, differentiated service that fills gaps in peer-to-peer offerings. 

Private Sites

One use case that will be explored is the use of autonomous shuttles to transport people around private sites such as planned communities, business parks, and industrial complexes. Moving commuters, shoppers, diners, and employees have emerged as safe, cost-effective uses of autonomous services. Jennifer Foote of Beep AV Solutions will talk about a service the company launched in the private development of Lake Nona, Florida.

Are Cities Ready

Growing cities are looking to new mobility services to cure traffic and pollution woes. Benjamin de la Pena, Chief of Strategy and Innovation for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation will talk about the public sector’s role in mobility innovation.

OEM View

Auto manufacturers continue to pour billions into AV development. Former President and CEO of VW Group of America and Hinrich J. Woebcken will talk about the OEM perspective, and what automakers have up their sleeves.

Where Do We Go From Here

The session will move on look at the future, and how and when new mobility services are expected to grow and change from the perspective of analysts, service providers, technology makers, vehicle manufacturers and urban leaders. We will also leave plenty of time for questions from the audience—which will include leaders from each of these segments. 

If you are attending CoMotion LA, you won’t want to miss this session. If you are not attending the conference and would like a recap after the event, contact us.

Register Now

To register for the workshop, download the Whova app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Sign in with your email and find the CoMotion LA event and use the code: 2019. Set up an account to view the conference agenda and register for “Let’s Get Real: Lessons learned from real-world AV and human-driven deployments, on Thursday morning from 11:30-1:00.