Bestmile Integrates and Demonstrates Mobility Services Platform with Lohr Cristal Vehicles

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Bestmile LOHR-press-release

Innovative Lohr Cristal vehicles can now be fully integrated with Bestmile’s Mobility Services Platform and a trial in France is expected before end of year. Bestmile announced the expansion of the company’s OEM partnerships with the platform’s integration with Lohr Cristal vehicles and a demonstration project in France later this year. “This project will demonstrate how Bestmile’s technology can be deeply integrated with an OEM vehicle to enable new mobility services,” said Raphael Gindrat, CEO and cofounder of Bestmile. “The trial will showcase … Read More

Bestmile Explains How to Manage Hybrid Driven and Autonomous Vehicles for Autonomy

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In the rush to develop autonomous vehicles and the safer, greener, traffic-free future that they promise, human-driven services like ridehailing and micro-transit are sometimes overlooked. Innovation in human-driven services is still happening, however, as competitors to early disruptors Uber and Lyft find niche opportunities, and there appears to be plenty of room for growth. This means human-driven and autonomous services … Read More

Global Mass Transit Executive Pierre Gosset Joins Bestmile Advisory Board

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Pierre GOSSET Bestmile Advisy Board

Mass Transit Technology Leader to Advise Rapidly Growing Mobility Services Platform Maker Bestmile, the leading mobility services platform used to plan, manage, and optimize autonomous and human-driven vehicles, today announced the appointment of Pierre Gosset, CTO of SYSTRA Group, as a member of the growing company’s Advisory Board. Pierre Gosset has more than 20 years of experience in mass transit. … Read More

Bestmile Writes About IoT and Autonomous Mobility in Smart Cities Dive

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Autonomous mobility at the kind of scale envisioned by tech and automotive visionaries will be enabled by another recent technical phenomenon, the internet of things (IoT). In a blog on the website Smart Cities Dive, Bestmile’s Mike Cottle writes about how autonomous transit requires exponentially more technology than the tech that is installed on human-driven vehicles, and the vehicles will … Read More

Why Public Transportation Needs to Be Involved in New Mobility Services

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Why Public Transportation Needs to Be Involved in New Mobility Services

Public transportation has so far been under-represented in the discussion of new mobility services. While the public seems to be enthralled with the idea of driverless vehicles on city streets and highways, the idea that new mobility services like ridehailing, robotaxi, and other private services will replace public transportation misses the point. These services and more like them can enhance … Read More

Bestmile Hires Connected Mobility Leader to Head Business Development

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Bestmile announced the appointment of Sebastien Ruffino as Head of Business Development and Strategic Alliances to build the company’s relationships with the global automotive industry. Sebastien brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, product development, marketing, and partnership management. He has over a decade of experience in the connected mobility space and is a recognized expert on smart cities … Read More

Bestmile CEO at World Economic Forum’s New Champions Conference

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution was at the top of the agenda at The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions, held September 18-20 in Tianjin, China. WEF calls the event “the foremost global summit on innovation, science and technology.” Leaders from around the world gathered to discuss and shape the impact of science and technology on geopolitical, economic and … Read More

Bestmile Partners with HMI Technologies to Make Ohmio Vehicles Fleet-Ready and Deliver Fully Automated Vehicle Services

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Bestmile Ohmio partnership

Bestmile announced its partnership with leading New Zealand autonomous vehicle technology provider Ohmio Automotion, a subsidiary of HMI Technologies. Ohmio Automotion [ohmio] previously announced its collaboration with Korea’s Southwest Coast Enterprise City Development Co Ltd (SolaSeaDo) to provide 150 ohmio LIFT vehicles to this exciting new urban development project. The ohmio LIFT is a 20-person shuttle that can be extended to … Read More

Bestmile, Partners Demonstrate AV On-Demand at ITS World Congress 2018

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Bestmile demo ITS World Congress Copenhagen

The Intelligent Transport System World Congress turns 25-years old this year and is being held Sept. 17-21 in Copenhagen. Each year, more than 20,000 transportation professionals gather to share information about the latest developments and products in the industry. While buses and trains may have held the center of the crowd’s attention in decades past, these days it is all … Read More

TPG Launches First Autonomous Service In Geneva Managed by Bestmile Platform

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TPG launches AV service with Bestmile

Geneva Public Transport (TPG) today announced its first autonomous vehicle service, adding autonomous shuttles to the XA line in the municipality of Meyrin on the TPG network. The line is now served by electric autonomous shuttles—the first autonomous vehicles used in the TPG public network. Bestmile is providing the Mobility Services Platform used to configure and manage the service. The … Read More