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, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 50–53 | Cite as

The First Control Tower for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Bill PeatmanEmail author
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Bestmile presents a multi-service software solution that can help mobility providers to quickly and easily provision, manage and optimize autonomous shuttle, robot-taxi, ridehailing, and micro-transit services. Similar to an airport tower, this software platform serves as a control center for road vehicles.

Background

Thanks to ridehailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, the concept of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is already well kown. Today, consumers are increasingly comfortable purchasing transit through a mobile app on a pay-as-you-go basis. Shared autonomous services promise to make transit cheaper, safer, and faster, with fewer vehicles moving more people, and companies - from tech giants and traditional auto makers to new start-ups - are racing into the market.

New mobility services are often the subject of discussions focusing on autonomous vehicles. However, only limited attention is paid to the challenge of how to turn these vehicles into value-added services that will...

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BestmileLausanneSchweiz

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