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rideOS launches new ride-hailing platform

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Transportation technology company rideOS has announced it is expanding with new Ridehail API and open-source apps. 

The new Ridehail API aims to offer an easy way for automotive original equipment manufacturers, autonomous vehicle companies, and transportation network companies (TNCs) to create and manage their own ride-hailing network using rideOS’ underlying technology.

The Ridehail API is available as a standalone backend API, or through new open-source driver and rider apps for iOS and Android.

rideOS said that this is the first time a set of ride-hailing applications have been open-sourced, allowing customers to easily re-brand or build new features on top of these new applications.

Chris Blumenberg, rideOS chief technology officer and co-founder said, “Starting and maintaining a ride-hailing network is unnecessarily complex. The plumbing it takes behind the scenes to route, dispatch and optimise a high-quality, ride-hailing experience is tricky to build and time-consuming to maintain.”

rideOS said its Ridehail Platform is the only routing and dispatching product that is base-map agnostic and compatible with both human-driven and autonomous vehicles. The Platform aims to offer customers the flexibility to choose from a variety of integration points across the technology stack:

  • Open-Source Apps to quickly deploy fleets with virtually no integration time. Customers can easily re-brand the app by inserting their logo and swapping in their desired colour palette.
  • Ridehail API to efficiently match riders with vehicles and manage trip state. This simple, easy-to-use API is the fastest way to incorporate all of rideOS’ underlying optimisation and routing services into any customer’s existing app.
  • Fleet Planner API to build dynamic and optimal plans for fleets of vehicles including single rider and carpooling rides. This sophisticated optimisation service is ideal for companies who already have basic dispatching services in an existing app, but would like to offer pooled trips or improve their fleet efficiency.
  • Routing API to get routes and accurate ETAs based on traffic conditions and the unique constraints of a given vehicle. The rideOS routing engine was specifically designed with AVs in mind, but is also compatible with human-driven vehicles. It offers customers the ability to define keep-out zones and restrict certain maneuvers based on the capabilities of their autonomous vehicle.

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