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Autonomous mobility companies Beep and Bestmile collaborate on self-driving fleets in Florida

Orlando, Florida-based autonomous vehicle solutions company and AV distributor, Beep Inc. is partnering with Bestmile SA – a developer of fleet orchestration software. Through the collaboration, Beep will use Bestmile’s software to manage and monitor autonomous shuttle fleets that it sells to fleet owners who operate in low speed environments across the public and private sector.

The Bestmile 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.

 

 

According to Beep, its 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 solutions are underpinned by Navya SASAutonom shuttle, a driverless, electric 15-passenger vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art sensor technology. Beep is the first distributor for Navya in the United States and is the exclusive dealer for the state of Florida.

 

 

“This partnership and the inclusion of Bestmile's technology into our solution represents Beep’s commitment to deploying safe, modern, and scalable mobility solutions,” says Joe Moye, CEO of Beep. “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.”

 

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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 Bestmile 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.

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

 

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William Kucinski is content editor at SAE International, Aerospace Products Group in Warrendale, Pa. Previously, he worked as a writer at the NASA Safety Center in Cleveland, Ohio and was responsible for writing the agency’s System Failure Case Studies. His interests include literally anything that has to do with space, past and present military aircraft, and propulsion technology.

Contact him regarding any article or collaboration ideas by e-mail at william.kucinski@sae.org.