Mobility will always be about humans helping humans move. The technology behind this, whether horse-drawn carriages or driverless cars — is a mean to an end and not an end in itself. …


Bestmile history is closely intertwined with the European Union’s exploration of the benefits of shared, electric, automated mobility. In 2010, the European Union (EU) launched the City Automated Transport System (CATS) project to evaluate driverless electric vehicles’ feasibility in European cities. …


It may be difficult to imagine at this moment, but the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that air travel will double by 2036 — from 4 billion travelers in 2019 to 8 billion in 2036. While the pandemic-induced reduction in air travel has caused steep reduction in air traffic…


Efficient dispatching and routing are critical to the success of any mobility service. Traditional manual dispatching (think taxi service) requires a human dispatcher to receive ride requests and assign the trips to a driver/vehicle, typically to the nearest one available. …


On-demand microtransit, where shared rides can be booked and drivers respond to requests in real-time, has been a challenge for mobility providers. Balancing supply and demand, ensuring predictable ride and wait times, and enabling operators to maximize revenue with strong fleet utilization are not trivial efforts. …


The Evolving Roles of the Attendant

In most countries, a human attendant is still required to be on board autonomous vehicles that are carrying passengers. At first these were called safety drivers, which makes sense for vehicles that retain human-driving capabilities (steering wheels, brakes, etc.) for specific maneuvers and use the driver as a back-up resource…


Public transit authorities and transport operators realise that one of the most important problems cities are facing is the lack of first and last mile services that connect travellers to and from transport hubs, making public transit more convenient and attractive. The goal is to boost ridership and reduce private…


Global quarantines have crushed public and private transportation businesses. Stay-at-home orders caused demand to disappear overnight. …


According to recent research, the COVID-19 crisis stands to be the most abrupt shock to the global economy with the mobility industry being among the hardest hit. Physical distancing and safety requirements change the way people use public transportation and create new operational challenges for the industry stakeholders. The UK…

Raphael Gindrat

CEO & Cofounder at Bestmile

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