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Bestmile joins automated ecosystem

The two companies share a vision of an open, on-demand ecosystem for automated mobility

Bestmile and Renovo are integrating their smart mobility technologies
Bestmile and Renovo are integrating their smart mobility technologies

Bestmile has joined mobility operating system (OS) maker Renovo’s AWare Ecosystem.


Bestmile is a mobility services platform used to operate, manage, and optimise highly automated vehicle fleets which will help Renovo manage its growing fleet of highly automated vehicles.


Bestmile’s technology enables highly automated vehicles to work together as “intelligent fleets”, delivering on-demand services with automated dispatching, traveler communication, route optimisation, pooling, and energy and maintenance management.


“For new mobility services to deliver on their promise to transform transportation, highly automated vehicles must be able to work together and use data from multiple sources to intelligently optimise performance,” said Raphael Gindrat, CEO of Bestmile.


“We share Renovo’s vision of an open, interoperable, on-demand ecosystem where best-in-class technologies combine to bring about optimised automated mobility safely, quickly and economically, and are pleased to be a part of this ecosystem.”


Bestmile’s platform uses advanced matching algorithms to process traveller, vehicle and third-party data to send the right vehicle to the right place at the right time. Data intelligence and machine learning constantly improve system performance.


Service providers can use the platform to configure service areas, define key performance metrics such as vehicle utilisation and wait times, and monitor services in real-time, the company said.


“Renovo’s AWare OS offers an open ecosystem of best-in-class technologies to make the deployment of highly automated vehicles in fleets safer, more secure and more efficient,” added Chris Heiser, co-founder and CEO of Renovo.


“With Bestmile joining this ecosystem, our customers deploying automated mobility fleets now have access to Bestmile’s technology which offers a leading comprehensive technology suite to manage them. We will be using Bestmile’s mobility services platform to help manage the Renovo fleet in California.”


The results of Bestmile and Renovo’s integration partnership will be shown later this year in San Jose, California, when Renovo’s double-digit fleet of highly automated vehicles will be demonstrated, managed by Bestmile, in a configuration delivering on-demand, door-to-door robotaxi services.


The Bestmile platform is intended to give mobility operators the tools they need to manage their mobility services, including a control centre operator dashboard for autonomous fleet management and apps that travelers need to book rides, view vehicle locations and ETAs, and reach their destinations via optimised routes.


It is anticipated the joint activity will provide valuable data for Renovo, Bestmile and its partners on the performance of passenger management, routing, vehicle tele-operation, sensors and lasers, 3D mapping, real-time traffic detection and response.


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