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Enabling Next-Generation Mobility Services – Bestmile

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The benefits of autonomous mobility don't lie solely in autonomous vehicles, but in what they can offer when they're operated and managed collectively in an integrated ecosystem. Vehicle manufacturers and public and private transit providers are transitioning from providing commoditized products to offering value-added mobility services.

Bestmile's cloud platform empowers this transformation by allowing new and existing mobile service providers to deploy, operate quickly, and scale-free and human-driven mobility services.

Bestmile empowers mobility providers to deploy, manage, and optimize autonomous and conventional driven vehicle fleets. Its cloud platform enables the intelligent operation and optimization of standalone mobility services, handling fixed-route, and on-demand services, regardless of the vehicle brand or type. Bestmile's on-demand autonomous mobility services platform is being used daily in city centers on four continents on both pedestrian areas and open roads. Incorporated in 2014, it has global offices in San Francisco (USA) and Lausanne (Switzerland).

Primary perception

Bestmile's vision is to make efficient and affordable transportation available to all. 

Main Objective

Bestmile's mission is to provide a mobility platform that allows operators to support multi-modal, multi-service offerings in a safe, accessible, efficient, and lucrative manner by integrating autonomous vehicles in the existing transportation system with conventional vehicles.

Standout features of Bestmile

It is a Powerful, Flexible Mobility Services Platform. Bestmile's Mobility Services Platform enables the intelligent operation and optimization of autonomous mobility services, managing fixed-route, and on-demand services regardless of the vehicle brand or type. Bestmile's on-demand autonomous mobility service platform is being used daily by electric autonomous fleet vehicles in pedestrian areas and open roads as well as in human-driven ride-hailing and multi-transit systems. Its success is because mobility providers can deliver these services with little or no modification to existing operations.

It's Not (just) About the Car.

The benefits of autonomous mobility don't lie solely in autonomous vehicles, but in what they can offer when they're operated and managed collectively in an integrated ecosystem. Bestmile enables vehicles of any brand or type to work together as fleets, with everything needed to launch standalone services or to integrate seamlessly with a transit agency's existing operating system.

A Powerful, Flexible Mobility Services Platform

Bestmile's Mobility Services Platform enables the intelligent operation and optimization of autonomous mobility services, managing fixed-route, and on-demand services regardless of the vehicle brand or type. Bestmile's on-demand autonomous mobility service platform is being used daily by electric autonomous fleet vehicles in pedestrian areas and open roads as well as in human-driven ride-hailing and multi-transit systems. Its success is because mobility providers can deliver these services with little or no modification to existing operations.

Associations & Organizations

Bestmile works with the world's leading trade and research organizations and associations to advance the mobility services industry.

Mobility services

Autonomous Shuttle

Mobility service providers can quickly launch new autonomous shuttle services or add shuttle services to existing transportation networks to reach new areas with minimal new infrastructure investment.

Robotaxi

The Bestmile platform includes everything mobility service providers need to deploy autonomous door-to-door services to give travelers the convenience and efficiency they want.

Ride-hailing

Bestmile makes it easy for new ride-hailing services to get up and running quickly, and for transit, providers to easily add these services to existing transportation networks.

Micro-transit

Micro-transit solutions allow public and private transit businesses to offer multi-passenger on-demand, station-to-station services using human-driven and autonomous vehicles.

The stalwart behind the glorious success of Bestmile

Raphael Gindrat is the Co-founder and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Bestmile. He is the executive leader of the company's business and technical teams. He is a pioneer in the world of autonomous mobility, having led a project with Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne with cofounder Anne Mellano to test and operate some of the first autonomous vehicle projects in Europe, after which organizers of autonomous mobility projects from throughout the world requested their expertise in defining and managing autonomous mobility trials. He is active in many global industry organizations, including the World Economic Forum's Tech Pioneers.

"Bestmile is the missing link between manufacturers and mobility providers, allowing them to scale the deployment of their fleets by using a centralized platform connecting vehicles and coordinating and optimizing journeys."