Bestmile Appoints Marco Laumanns to Role of Chief Technology Officer

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Bestmile has appointed Marco Laumanns, VP of Research to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Since joining Bestmile in 2017, Marco has led the company’s research agenda including the development of proprietary ride matching and dispatching algorithms. This core technology enables the Bestmile Mobility Services Platform to plan, deploy, and optimize services that can be tailored to passenger and operator … 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

Lohr Group and CTS Launch Trial of Electric Shuttles Managed by Bestmile

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Lohr Group recently announced that it’s innovative, coupled (two cars with 16 passengers max each) Cristal vehicles will be used in a trial project by Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS) in Strasbourg, France. The trial of the human-driven electric shuttles will take place from December 3 to 21. The service will be managed by the Bestmile Mobility Services Platform, which … Read More

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

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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

Watch Bestmile CEO Present at NOAH London

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Bestmile CEO and cofounder Raphael Gindrat will speak at NOAH London, held October 30-31, a conference the brings together Europe’s leading technology businesses, investors, and analysts to facilitate the funding of European businesses at any stage. The program is designed to allow investors and entrepreneurs tell their common success stories. Raphael will tell the Bestmile story on October 31 on at 9:50 … 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