Switzerland Moves Towards Mobility as a Service

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Two leaders in Swiss mobility, train operator SBB and bus service provider CarPostal recently announced plans to team up to offer the country’s first Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solution. MaaS solutions allow travelers to plan door-to-door trips that book multiple modes of transit using a single smartphone application. Offering such a service requires integrating technology and time tables from … Read More

How Public Transport Agencies Are Innovating to Compete

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It’s no secret that the arrival of ridehailing businesses like Uber and Lyft caught cities and public transport agencies by surprise. Private businesses rolled into cities without asking permission, preferring to ask for forgiveness. It is also now clear that forgiveness is needed—these businesses are not helping cities with congestion but adding to it. Multiple studies have shown that ridehailing … Read More

April 30th Webinar: Integrating AV with Public Transport – North America

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Bestmile has announced a new webinar to be held Tuesday, April 30 at 9:00 AM PST. 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. This webinar is a fresh version of the popular Europe-focused webinar delivered in February that drew more than 400 … Read More

Will Autonomous Vehicles Make Traffic Worse?

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As tech companies and automakers alike pour billions into autonomous vehicles and technologies, it has been largely assumed that driverless vehicles will alleviate congestion. The idea is that more and more people will abandon private auto ownership in favor of booking pay-as-you-go autonomous rides. Recent research on the impact of driverless vehicles on traffic, however, offers mixed messages. Traffic Calming … Read More

Bestmile Featured in Auto Futures

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Bestmile’s Sebastien Ruffino was interviewed by Auto Futures at the Shift Automotive Conference during the Geneva International Motor Show. He explains how mobility service providers are using Bestmile’s proven mobility services platform to reduce risks and accelerate time to market. Watch now.

Autonomous Economics: Can OEMs Make More Money Selling Fewer Vehicles?

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Auto sales are expected to fall to 16.8 million units in 2019 in the United States, down 1.1 percent from 17 million in 2018. “U.S. auto sales are tumbling further and further away from record highs hit just a few years ago,” CNBC reported. Researchers at McKinsey predict that private autos will account for about 10 percent of passenger miles … Read More

Bestmile Featured In Fleet Europe

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Bestmile won third place in Fleet Europe’s 2018 Smart Mobility Awards, announced in Barcelona in November. The publishers of Fleet Europe and Global Fleet websites sat down with Bestmile CEO Raphaël Gindrat to get an update on the company. Read More.

Integrating Autonomous Vehicles with Public Transport On-Demand Webinar

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More than 300 mobility professionals registered for Bestmile’s February 26 webinar, “Integrating Autonomous Vehicles with Public Transport.” Bestmile’s Luc Texier, who has guided many of the world’s first and most successful public autonomous vehicle projects, shared best practices based on lessons learned from real-world experience. The recorded webinar is now available on-demand. Watch it now. The webinar reviews the many … 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

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