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The future of transportation?

Solutions will make use of NEXT Future Transportation’s swarms of modular self-driving vehicles


NEXT Transportation's modular self-driving pods in action
NEXT Transportation's modular self-driving pods in action

NEXT Future Transportation and Globetouch are partnering to deliver next generation municipal transportation solutions.


NEXT Future Transportation is developing what it claims is the world’s first advanced smart transportation and goods movement system based on swarms of modular self-driving vehicles. Globetouch is a leader in global connectivity services for the connected vehicle and the Internet of Things (IoT) market.


The partnership will combine NEXT’s expertise in solutions for public transportation with Globetouch’s market leading data connectivity platform technologies to deliver solutions for today’s increasingly data rich transportation world.


Together NEXT and Globetouch are co-innovating around the global market opportunity for smart transportation, which is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.3 per cent from 2015 to 2020.


NEXT Future Transportation’s modules can join and detach with other modules on roads and highways. The company has created a proprietary open, bus-like environment among modules, allowing passengers to stand and walk from one module to another while in motion.


“Modernising the world’s ailing ground transportation system is both one of the most significant challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century,” said Emmanuele Spera, CEO of NEXT. “NEXT and Globetouch will identify strategic projects that will accelerate integration around multimodal transportation solutions and ultimately help cities alleviate congestion.”


John Jiang, President of Globetouch commented: “As we enter a new era of information centric transportation, connectivity is right at the centre of key opportunities. Our unique global virtual ecosystem of network operators will support the NEXT’s autonomous fleets and associated IoT infrastructure around the globe.”


Globetouch is building an ecosystem of operators with a next generation control centre. It provides car manufacturers and IoT enterprises a single interface to reach a global footprint.


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