The fused suite of demand responsive capabilities provides an end-to-end mobility solution right to a user’s smartphone
DemandTrans Solutions, an expert in mobility-on-demand technology, has partnered with EasyMile, a global leader in driverless technology, to provide autonomous solutions to public agencies across North America. It has also introduced a customer-facing app that will enable point-to-point autonomous transportation.
The non-exclusive partnership will enable transportation providers to offer on-demand service to driverless shuttles that are integrated within multi-modal transportation systems.
Founded in 2014, EasyMile provides autonomous driving software and technologies for the first and last mile transportation of passengers and goods in various application sites: private areas, urban, suburban and rural environments.
The driverless EZ10 shuttle has already been deployed in 20 countries, including Asia-Pacific, North America, the Middle East and Europe. Meanwhile, DemandTrans team works globally to design and deliver intelligent transit technology to help make mobility-on-demand an actionable reality in any city of any size.
“MobilityDR and Switch, our mobility-as-a-service technologies, function as automated mobility operators, seamlessly integrating legs of a trip to maximise the user experience,” explains DemandTrans chairman, John E Michel. “With the integration of EasyMile’s proven autonomous vehicle solution, our fused suite of demand responsive capabilities provides an end-to-end mobility solution right to a user’s smartphone.”
Lauren Isaac, EasyMile director of business initiatives in North America said: “We are excited about this EasyMile/DemandTrans partnership because we believe it’s combining best-in-class technologies to truly personalise the customer experience.
“Customers expect to use their smartphones to get from point to point and now they can do so with an autonomous shuttle. And with DemandTrans’ decades of experience providing innovative demand responsive services to many of North America’s largest cities such as Oakland, Chicago, Denver, and soon, Los Angeles and Nashville, we are confident they can help us continue to demonstrate the tremendous flexibility and affordability our autonomous shuttles provide in making public transit more effective and efficient for agencies and riders alike.”
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