Mobility

INIT, Bestmile to integrate driverless vehicles into public transport

Posted on November 28, 2018

Autonomous first and last-mile services that bring travelers to and from transit hubs have the potential to make public transit more convenient and accessible while boosting ridership and revenue — with minimal new infrastructure.
Bestmile
Autonomous first and last-mile services that bring travelers to and from transit hubs have the potential to make public transit more convenient and accessible while boosting ridership and revenue — with minimal new infrastructure.
Bestmile

Bestmile and INIT announced a partnership to incorporate driverless vehicles into public transport to provide fully-integrated mobility solutions.

The companies will collaborate closely to integrate their respective back-end software platforms to offer turnkey solutions that allow public transport operators to seamlessly connect autonomous mobility services with mass transit transportation networks.

 “[Bestmile's proven technology will enable us to fully incorporate autonomous first- and last-mile services into the central management tool of public transit providers — the fleet management system,” said Dirk Weißer, head of research for INIT.

As a result, dispatchers in the control center will be able to track all transport services comfortably within one monitoring system, which is the ideal way to efficiently integrate of first- and last-mile services into the core business of public transit agencies.

Together, the companies will develop mobility solutions for driverless vehicle fleets incorporated into traditional transportation systems, including key components required in today’s modern public transport environments such as real-time traveler information systems, planning, or ticketing.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Northeastern U. taps Via for on-demand safety shuttle

The service, called RedEye, marks one of the first times a North American university is integrating ride-hailing technology into its campus shuttle system.

New funding could help boost transit services for late-shift workers

These workers have inadequate access to public transit services, which can prevent some from accessing better job opportunities.

CATA to launch on-demand microtransit pilot program

CATAGO! will debut January 2020, and will allow customers to use same fare media currently used on CATA’s fixed-route service.

Via launches on-demand service in Ontario, Canada

Sault Ste. Marie On-Demand allows riders to travel from one pre-existing established stop to another as requested.

Greater Dayton partners with Spin for e-scooter program

The transit agency will handle the daily pickups, charging, and drop-offs of the scooters, said RTA CEO Mark Donaghy.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation