LAUSANNE – Switzerland and SAN FRANCISCO – USA, (May 29, 2019) – Bestmile, the leading Fleet Orchestration Platform used to plan, manage, and optimize autonomous and human-driven vehicles announced that the company’s platform has been selected by EIT Digital, the European Institute of Technology Digital to develop a Last-Mile Automated Delivery (LMAD) solution using autonomous robots.
The European initiative will form a new startup that develops innovative digital services jointly with companies. In addition to Bestmile, partners involved in the LMAD project include, GIM Robotics, BookIT, Picom, and Futurice. The newly created startup will integrate the partner technologies to support new retail practices. The ambitious project expects to be able to demonstrate a solution in France and in Finland by end of the year.
The consortium will integrate diverse technologies to seamlessly support new logistics business models such as fast, efficient delivery in gated areas or parcel deliveries in business campuses using LMAD solution. Together, the consortium will deliver a complete solution:
- GIM Robotics will provide the vehicle platform with advanced outdoor navigation.
- Bookit Oy will provide the last-mile logistics user interface and applications.
- Picom will help shape retail delivery use cases and business models.
- Futurice will help design the service for commercialization.
- Bestmile will provide the Fleet Orchestration Platform that optimizes fleet efficiency and performance.
“This announcement highlights the flexibility of the Bestmile platform to orchestrate multiple types of fleets” said Raphael Gindrat, CEO and cofounder of Bestmile. “We are seeing more and more autonomous ground vehicle projects that need the kind of service optimization our platform provides.”
The Bestmile platform allows operators to support multi-service offerings in a safe and efficient manner by integrating new mobility services in the existing transportation ecosystem. Bestmile’s Fleet Orchestration Platform is being used daily throughout the world in shared autonomous and human-driven fleets in pedestrian areas and on public roads. Incorporated in 2014, Bestmile has global offices in San Francisco (USA) and Lausanne (Switzerland).
EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe.
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