Automaker Audi has announced that it has partnered with fleet management software provider Fleetonomy to identify improvements to its future mobility services.
The collaboration follows the launch of Audi Select last year.
Audi’s business innovation unit is said to have assessed how the software can predict demand so that fleet vehicles can be relocated to meet an increased number of users in specific areas at peak times.
According to Asset Finance International Audi’s platform uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analysis from a range of sources to support decision-making for fleet allocation, providing insight and predicting future demand.
Fleetonomy’s software is able to automatically manage and allocate a single fleet of vehicles to different roles, including ride sharing, on-demand rental, car subscription and dynamic shuttle services.
Asset Finance International reports that Nils Noack, mobility strategist at Audi Business Innovation said, ‘By taking an innovative multi-service approach, Fleetonomy’s platform showed great success in improving fleet efficiency while simultaneously reducing costs associated with utilisation and operation according to fleet constraints.’
Israel Duanis, co-founder and CEO of Fleetonomy, said, ‘As the industry transforms, automotive manufacturers are expanding their role as providers of on-demand transportation services and are looking for efficient ways to manage their fleets according to dynamic demand and supply.’