Bestmile Closes $2.5M Seed Round to Power and Optimize Fleets of Autonomous Vehicles

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Lausanne (Switzerland) & San Francisco (USA), July 21st 2016 – Bestmile, the Swiss startup providing a cloud-based fleet management platform designed to connect, operate and optimize any fleet of autonomous vehicles, officially announced the closing of its $2.5M seed round led by a renowned Swiss technology investor based in the Zurich area and completed by the US venture capital firm Perot … Read More

Bestmile’s first commercial project “SmartShuttle” is officially launched !

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The official public opening of the 2-year “SmartShuttle” project  was carried out on June 23rd in the City of Sion, Switzerland. From now on, Sion’s inhabitants and visitors will be able to experience fully autonomous mobility as part of their daily life.   The official inauguration of the “SmartShuttle” project took place in Sion, gathering together all the project partners … Read More

Bestmile partners with US-based Local Motors to launch autonomous electric shuttles system

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Lausanne (Switzerland), June 16th 2016 – Local Motors is entering the autonomous mobility market and they’re teaming up with Bestmile! Ready with an autonomous shuttle system called Olli, the US company is now launching the deployment of the system commercially.   Bestmile was chosen to be the project partner to provide its unrivaled expertise and turnkey solution for the management … Read More

Bestmile is one of the 10 Global Urban Innovators of 2016 !

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Every year, the New Cities Foundation selects the 10 most path-breaking startups and social enterprises in the world to join the community of Global Urban Innovators. The New Cities Foundation looks for cutting edge startups and social enterprises that use technology to address urban challenges in the following areas : Urban Mobility, Urban Infrastructure & Services, Health & Wellness and Placemaking. … Read More

Bestmile has officially presented its project with PostBus to the media in Sion (Switzerland)

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Two autonomous vehicles were introduced for the first time to the press by Bestmile, Navya and PostBus. It marks the first milestone for the two-year collaboration taking place in the city of Sion aiming to integrate a fleet of autonomous shuttles into public transportation systems. After the announcement of Bestmile’s first commercial contract with PostBus last November, the two partners … Read More

Bestmile has signed its first commercial contract with the major public transport operator in Switzerland

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Lausanne, November 4, 2015 – Bestmile signs up with its first customer and formalizes its partnership with CarPostal as part of a two-year project in the city of Sion. Bestmile will provide its software platform to monitor, control and optimize the first Swiss fleet of autonomous vehicles running in the city. A few weeks after its participation in the International … Read More

Swiss start-up Bestmile confronts international giants

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Lausanne, September 30 2015 – At the intelligent transportation world congress (ITSWC) in Bordeaux, Swiss start-up Bestmile officially launches its software solution for the remote control of driverless vehicles. Bestmile will be announcing in Bordeaux the commercial launch of its fleet management software for autonomous vehicles. The software acts as a brain, a remote intelligence for autonomous vehicle fleets that … Read More

European project CityMobil2

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European project CityMobil2 on EPFL campus: Bestmile launches in the presence of Simonetta Sommaruga and François Hollande an autonomous shuttle system managed remotely and in real time by its fleet management software. The EPFL campus hosts from April 16th to June 30th 2015 a fleet of six autonomous vehicles as part of the European project CityMobil2. The CityMobil2 project aims … Read More

European project CATS

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World premiere : Bestmile tests a public transport system composed of autonomous vehicles on the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s campus, in Lausanne (EPFL). The EPFL campus hosts from the 7th to 31st July 2014 the public experimental phase of the CATS project. This project, co-financed by the European Commission to the amount of about 3 million euros, was launched … Read More