The mobility services platform Bestmile is joining mobility operating system (OS) maker Renovo’s AWare Ecosystem to make it “fleet ready”, deploying, managing and optimising “robotaxi” services using these vehicles regardless of type or the automated driving system used.
Bestmile says its 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. Advanced matching algorithms process traveller, vehicle and third-party data to send the right vehicle to the right place at the right time, while it says data intelligence and machine learning constantly improve system performance. Service providers use the platform to configure service areas, define key performance metrics such as vehicle utilisation and wait times, and monitor services in real time.
“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,” explained 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.”
“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,” said 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.”
Renovo adds that its AWare OS allows diverse mobility technologies to work together to enable automated vehicles to operate safely and efficiently. This is important as automated mobility providers need to integrate with a wide range of embedded and external technologies such as onboard sensors, cameras, 3D mapping, remote access and control, and more.
The results of Bestmile and Renovo’s integration partnership will be shown later this year in San Jose, Calif., 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.