Xenos platform offers an operating system on which others can build self-driving applications
Mobility services platform, Bestmile, used to plan, manage, and optimise autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets, has teamed with StreetDrone, maker of intelligent, connected self-driving technology.
The integration of Bestmile’s platform into StreetDrone’s Xenos platform enables StreetDrone to offer a complete vehicle and mobility service operating system.
StreetDrone, referring to itself as the “Android of the autonomous vehicle world,” offers an operating system on which others can build self-driving applications.
“Service management is critical to the success of new mobility services, and Bestmile has the most proven mobility services platform available, making [it] the ideal partner for StreetDrone,” said Mike Potts, CEO of StreetDrone. “StreetDrone’s focus and future is in helping connect vehicles into the type of mobility networks that the Bestmile platform enables.”
The StreetDrone Xenos platform provides a combination of hardware – including modified Renault Twizy vehicles – and software to form a foundation for integrating the technologies that need to work together for connected and autonomous vehicles to be safe and reliable.
According to Bestmile, it makes StreetDrone vehicles “fleet ready” for testing scalable fleet services in addition to testing individual vehicle performance.
“For new mobility services to deliver on their promise to transform transportation, vehicles must be able to work together and use data from multiple sources to intelligently optimise performance”
Bestmile claims its mobility services platform enables vehicles of any brand or type to communicate and work as intelligent fleets. Its technology enables human-driven and autonomous vehicles to work together to deliver on-demand services with optimised dispatching, routing, pooling, and energy and maintenance management.
The platform also offers advanced matching algorithms that can 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 around the world use the platform to configure service areas, define key performance metrics such as vehicle utilisation and wait times, and monitor services in real time, Bestmile said.
“For new mobility services to deliver on their promise to transform transportation, vehicles must be able to work together and use data from multiple sources to intelligently optimise performance,” added Raphael Gindrat, CEO and founder of Bestmile.
“We share StreetDrone’s vision of an open, interoperable, on-demand ecosystem where best-in-class technologies combine to enable the development of optimised automated mobility safely, quickly and economically, and are pleased to be a part of this ecosystem.”
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