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

Video Explains Bestmile Service Design Offering

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There are many unknowns associated with new mobility services. How many vehicles will be needed? Where should they be placed? What are passengers looking for? Every city has unique demand profiles, trip patterns, and passenger expectations. Different neighborhoods within cities can vary dramatically. Getting these factors rights is critical to service performance, which is critical to service success. The stakes … Read More

Service Design On-Demand Webinar

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More than 400 mobility professionals registered for Bestmile’s December 4 webinar, co-hosted with Intelligent Transport, during which Frost and Sullivan analyst Shwetha Surender and Bestmile CTO Marco Laumanns discussed the opportunities and challenges associated with new mobility services, including how to accurately test and simulate mobility services before launch. The webinar recording is now available! Watch it now. The webinar … Read More

Bestmile CEO Writes About Hybrid Future in Forbes

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If autonomous services are on their way, and human-driven ride-hailing services are growing and expanding, the question is, how will these services coexist? It’s an important question, as one of the most pressing downsides of ride-hailing has been its impact on urban traffic. New York City has gone so far as to stop allowing new ride-hailing vehicles, as data shows these services are … Read More

Autonomy Ask the Experts Video with Anne Mellano

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Bestmile’s Anne Mellano was featured in Ask the Experts in Autonomy’s Urban Mobility Weekly newsletter video series. The series looks at “the newest trends in urban mobility by going straight to the source: the innovators who are making them happen!” Anne discusses why matching supply with demand for shared mobility services is a serious challenge for transport operators everywhere and … Read More

Bestmile Wins 3rd Best Smart Mobility Startup of the Year in Fleet Europe Contest

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The votes are in and Bestmile was on the podium in third place in Fleet Europe’s 2018 Smart Mobility Startup of the Year competition. The three winners were announced during the awards ceremony at the Fleet Europe Summit in Barcelona, Spain on November 28th. The winners were chosen based on a combination of voting on the Fleet Europe website, voting … Read More

Microsoft ScaleUp Video Tells Bestmile Story

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Bestmile’s CEO Raphael Gindrat summarizes the Bestmile story in a video produced by Microsoft’s ScaleUp. ScaleUp is Microsoft’s business accelerator program designed to help later stage startups build the marketing and sales infrastructure to facilitate rapid growth, and to connect with Microsoft partners and customers. The program demonstrates “Microsoft’s commitment to expanding its startup activities with the targeted promotion” of … Read More

Bestmile Cofounder Anne Mellano Profiled by House of Switzerland

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Bestmile cofounder Anne Mellano is featured on Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs’ “House of Switzerland” website. “Wide use of self-driving shuttles to complement public transport – this is the vision of Anne Mellano,” the article says.  “The young Swiss engineer is the co-founder of Bestmile, a successful start-up that creates innovative software for the management of autonomous and human-driven … Read More

Register for Our Webinar: Service Design to Ensure Success Before Launch

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Bestmile announced a new webinar to be held Tuesday, December 4 at 2:00 PM GMT/10:00 AM. The webinar, “Service Design for On-Demand Mobility Services: Ensure Success Before Launch,” will review how Bestmile’s new Service Design Offering can be used by mobility providers to test and simulate new services to optimize them prior to deployment. Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Time: … Read More

Why We Need “Air Traffic Control” for Vehicles

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Why We Need “Air Traffic Control” for Vehicles

The Associated Press reported earlier this year that, “One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead.” The Numbers Don’t Lie Those studies, conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts … Read More