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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Anne Mellano House of Switzerland profile

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

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 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