Bestmile can help you deliver next generation logistic services with human-driven or autonomous vehicles.
We cover your business, from last-mile delivery to long-haul operations, from ports to streets.
Solutions for human driven last mile delivery
Solutions for autonomous last mile delivery
Solutions for ports, terminals and yards
Autonomous solutions for streets
In addition to existing delivery services, many fleet operators are turning to on-demand delivery to augment existing services. Examples include traditional taxi businesses or established ride-hailing services delivering packages during off-peak hours. Rapid deployment of delivery services has helped many operators mitigate some of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on ridership.
For example, Bestmile has enabled a fleet owner to shift to a medicine delivery service for vulnerable citizens utilizing vehicles that were previously utilised for a ride-hailing service. The flexibility of the Bestmile platform enabled the operator to pivot to the new service within days.
The Bestmile platform will orchestrate the entire fleet whether it is moving people or packages resulting in a higher revenue density for the same fleet of vehicles. The Bestmile Booking Portal can be provided to third-party organisations that wish to distribute packages leaving the operator free to concentrate on fleet management. Furthermore, a complete set of APIs allow operators to integrate the solution with existing systems
Autonomous delivery vehicles have several technological advantages over human driven vehicles. First, the absence of drivers reduces the operational costs of the service and can also increase fleet utilisation. Second, autonomous delivery vehicles focus solely on the safety of surrounding humans. Safety is further enhanced through the vehicle’s ability to limit itself to consistently slower speeds than an equivalent human driven service. Autonomous delivery vehicles also carry less weight and thus use less power, making them less expensive to operate and cheaper to build.
Currently, most delivery vehicles have a single start and end point (a home store or warehouse) that limits the complexity of their planning and mapping capabilities. However, with Bestmile Fleet Orchestration Platform, fleets of autonomous delivery vehicles can be optimized with dynamic mission management that, paired with increasing demand for same-day delivery, make autonomous delivery vehicles way more effective and thus attractive.
Ports, terminals and industrial yards are increasingly turning to autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs) in a drive to improve efficiency without compromising safety. Major operators, such as the Port of Rotterdam have already deployed a number of AGVs and have announced plans to significantly increase their use across the facility.
The use of AGVs can also mitigate problems around driver availability leading to enhanced and more predictable utilisation of key assets.
Bestmile partners with a number of vehicle manufacturers to provide ‘out of the box’ mission management for AGVs. The Bestmile Dashboard for operators provides an overview of the orchestration of the fleet taking into account multiple parameters including power management and vehicle access constraints.
Cities are increasingly turning to smarter solutions to deliver citizen-centric services in a greener and more flexible manner. Solutions include autonomous street cleansing, autonomous security patrols and autonomous supply of PPE and sanitizers.
The Bestmile Fleet Orchestration Platform enables solution providers to deploy and manage these smart services in a cost-effective and flexible manner that result in a better lived environment for all citizens