Bestmile teams with StreetDrone to add autonomous and connected vehicle management to Xenos Platform
Bestmile announced that it has partnered with StreetDrone to integrate its Mobility Services Platform into StreetDrone’s Xenos platform. StreetDrone, referring to itself as the “Android of the autonomous vehicle world,” says it offers an operating system on which others can build self-driving applications.
“Service management is critical to the success of new mobility services, and Bestmile has the most proven mobility services platform available, making them the ideal partner for StreetDrone,” said Mike Potts, CEO of StreetDrone. “StreetDrone’s focus and future is in helping connect vehicles into the type of mobility networks that the Bestmile platform enables.”
The StreetDrone Xenos platform provides a combination of hardware—including modified Renault Twizy vehicles—and software to form a foundation for integrating the technologies that need to work together for connected and autonomous vehicles to be safe and reliable. Bestmile makes StreetDrone vehicles “fleet ready” for testing scalable fleet services in addition to testing individual vehicle performance.
“For new mobility services to deliver on their promise to transform transportation, vehicles must be able to work together and use data from multiple sources to intelligently optimize performance,” said Raphael Gindrat, CEO and founder of Bestmile. “We share StreetDrone’s vision of an open, interoperable, on-demand ecosystem where best-in-class technologies combine to enable the development of optimized automated mobility safely, quickly, and economically, and are pleased to be a part of this ecosystem.”
Bestmile’s Mobility Services Platform enables vehicles of any brand or type to communicate and work as intelligent fleets. Its technology enables human-driven and autonomous vehicles to work together to deliver on-demand services with optimized dispatching, routing, pooling, and energy and maintenance management. Bestmile's platform also offers matching algorithms that can process traveler, vehicle, and third-party data to send the right vehicle to the right place at the right time. Data intelligence and machine learning constantly improve system performance.