Beep selects Bestmile to manage autonomous shuttle fleets


Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions developer Beep has formed a partnership with Bestmile and will use the Swiss company’s fleet orchestration platform to plan, manage and control its autonomous shuttle fleets.

Headquartered in Orlando, Beep offers autonomous mobility solutions to fleet owners and operators in low-speed environments across the public and private sector, including transportation hubs, medical and university campuses, town centers and other last-mile locations. From route planning to fully-managed autonomous vehicle (AV) transportation services, Beep’s offerings are designed to drive differentiation, innovation, and a superior passenger experience, providing safe, clean, and efficient transportation between defined locations on private and public roads. The company’s services are underpinned by Navya’s Autonom shuttle, a driverless electric 15-passenger vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art sensor technology. Beep is the first distributor for Navya in the USA and is the exclusive dealer for the French AV-maker in Florida.

Beep will integrate Bestmile’s fleet orchestration solutions into its managed service offering that includes the management and monitoring of its AV fleet. The Bestmile Fleet Orchestration Platform will enable Beep to continually optimize all aspects of its autonomous fleet performance, including vehicle maintenance and service delivery to data analytics and machine learning for continuous improvement. Bestmile’s platform has supported fleets on three continents since 2014, including the first autonomous fleets to operate on city streets as part of public transport networks. The platform includes a complete suite of operator control systems and supports mobile applications that can be easily configured, and the platform’s APIs can be used to integrate operator tools and applications. The technology is cloud-based and can manage multiple fleets and locations, and offers multiple points of integration with operator, vehicle, driver, traveler and external data.

“This partnership and the inclusion of Bestmile’s technology into our solution represents our commitment to deploying safe, modern and scalable mobility solutions,” said Joe Moye, Beep’s CEO. “We are very excited about adding Bestmile’s capabilities to our solution and look forward to leveraging the innovation and efficiency that this proven technology brings to bear.”

Bestmile’s CEO and co-founder, Raphael Gindrat, added, “We share a common mission to shape the future of transportation through intelligent autonomous mobility solutions. We are looking forward to this collaboration and delivering on the full potential of our joint solution.”

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