Bestmile joins the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators community
April 1, 2021 | News
SAN FRANCISCO and LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, April 1st, 2021 – Bestmile, the leading mobility services platform that empowers mobility providers all over the world to plan, launch and operate highly efficient fixed-route and demand-responsive transportation services, was handpicked to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators community.
The Global Innovators Community is a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. The World Economic Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bestmile to our Global Innovators Community,” says Michelle Avary,
Head of Automotive and Autonomous Mobility at the World Economic Forum. “Bestmile is committed to shaping the future of mobility and given their depth of expertise, they will be instrumental in transforming society and the transportation industry in a positive way in the years to come.”
Companies who are invited to become Global Innovators engage with one or more of the Forum’s 18 Platforms and help define the global agenda on key issues. Bestmile will contribute to the “Shaping the Future of Mobility” and “Shaping the Future of the Internet of Things and Urban Transformation” Platforms, leveraging its extensive experience in automating and optimizing operations for ride-hailing, micro-transit as well as autonomous fixed-route and on-demand mobility services.
“We are humbled and excited to build, connect and engage with the foremost global community of start-ups and scale-ups to further our mutual impact in the world.” said Raphaël Gindrat, Bestmile’s CEO.
Bestmile’s nomination as a member of the exclusive Global Innovators Community is the latest demonstration of its fruitful engagement with the World Economic Forum over the years. In 2018, Bestmile was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers” and participated to the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China. In 2019, the company was invited to speak at the prestigious World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. More recently, Bestmile took part in the preliminary work that led to the launch of the Autonomous Vehicles Council in 2020 during the inaugural meeting of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Bestmile empowers public and private mobility providers to plan, launch and operate highly efficient fixed-route and demand-responsive transportation services. A sophisticated arrangement of advanced algorithms enables the Bestmile Fleet Orchestration Platform to automate and optimize operations for ride-hailing, micro-transit, autonomous shuttles and robotaxi services. Founded in 2014 with a mission to go the extra mile for mobility, today, Bestmile’s pioneering life-enhancing mobility solutions are deployed around the world moving thousands of people every day.
For more information, visit www.bestmile.com.
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