Alvaro Gonçalves Joins Bestmile as VP of Engineering

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Bestmile announces that Alvaro Gonçalves has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Alvaro Gonçalves is an experienced engineering leader with expertise in defining strategy and shaping teams to rapidly build and deliver new products and to scale engineering to accommodate growth. As Vice President of Engineering at Bestmile, he will manage the people and processes that build the … Read More

The City as a Platform: How Cities and New Mobility Services Can Work Together

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Many cities have been caught off-guard by the arrival of shared mobility services on their streets. New York City, for example, has stopped issuing ridehailing licenses after data showed that the services had added thousands of vehicles to city streets and significantly worsened congestion. San Francisco hasn’t stopped issuing licenses, but a report by the county’s transportation authority found ridehailing … Read More

Integrating Autonomous Shuttles with Public Transit

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According to the United Nations, nearly 70 percent of the world will live in cities by 2050. The International Organization for Migration says that three million people move into the world’s cities every week. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are one possible solution to make it easier for cities to accommodate more people, by making it easier for more people to get … Read More

Register for New Webinar: Integrating Autonomous Vehicles with Public Transport

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Bestmile announced a new webinar to be held Tuesday, February 26 at 13:00 CET. The webinar, “Integrating Autonomous Vehicles with Public Transport,” will share best practices to ensure successful integration of new mobility services with existing public transit networks. Presenter: Luc Texier, Business Development Director, Bestmile Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Time: 13:00 CET Register Today! Get Now Mobility Services … Read More

How Cities Can Take Back Their Streets with Micro-Transit

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The rise of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)–the industry name for peer-to-peer ridehailing services like Uber and Lyft have, in many cases, disrupted public transit and with it, urban planning and management. While promising to reduce congestion, like TNCs have in fact worsened traffic and decreased public transit utilization. Transit analyst Bruce Schaller found that “TNCs have added 5.7 billion miles … Read More

Bestmile’s Raphaël Gindrat Interviewed on the StartUp Show

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Watch the interview of Bestmile CEO Raphael Gindrat on Episode #145 of the StartUp Show on GlobalTechBox.com. Host Cédric Bollag and Raphaël discuss Bestmile’s customers, the challenges facing both the customers–mobility service providers–and Bestmile as the new mobility landscape continues to evolve. They also talk about how an entrepreneur can (or can’t) lead a balanced life, how to communicate with … Read More

Bestmile Teams with StreetDrone to Add Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Management to Xenos Platform

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LAUSANNE – SWITZERLAND – Jan. 29, 2019 – Bestmile, the leading mobility services platform used to plan, manage, and optimize autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets, today announced that it has partnered with StreetDrone, maker of intelligent, connected self-driving technology. The integration of the Bestmile Mobility Services Platform into StreetDrone’s Xenos platform enables StreetDrone to offer a complete vehicle and mobility … Read More

Bestmile Named Top Company in Europe in 2019 Global Cleantech 100

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On January 28, 2019, Bestmile was named by Cleantech Group to the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100, and is the “Company of the Year” from the Europe/Israel region. More than 13,000 companies from 90 countries were considered for the recognition. The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit … Read More

How to Accurately Plan and Test New Mobility Services Before Deployment

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Bestmile has introduced a new Service Design Offering that enables mobility providers to test how a planned on-demand service will perform before deployment using realistic demand data. A new white paper, “On-Demand Mobility Service Success by Design,” walks through three case studies in which the offering uses taxi demand data from Chicago to analyze the performance of on-demand micro-transit, airport … Read More

Shared Mobility Services: How One Vehicle Can Do the Work of 10

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New data has emerged to explain why transportation network company (TNC) services like Uber and Lyft are adding to congestion in cities. Traffic analyst Bruce Schaller in his report, “The New Automobility: Lyft, Uber and the Future of American Cities,” found that “TNCs have added 5.7 billion miles of driving annually in the Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, … Read More