The Requirements for AVs in Public Transit
The ability to integrate with public transit back end systems to synchronize schedules and optimize service performance is key to integrating AVs. That’s why Bestmile and INIT recently announced a partnership to incorporate driverless vehicles into public transportation in order to provide fully integrated mobility solutions.
The companies will collaborate closely to integrate their respective backend software platforms to offer turn-key solutions that allow transit agencies to seamlessly connect autonomous mobility services with mass transit transportation networks.
Bestmile offers the only mobility services cloud platform that has demonstrated the ability to manage autonomous vehicle-agnostic mobility services with multi-modal integration in public transit. With more than 35 years of experience, INIT has a unique understanding of public transit. This know-how is crucial for integrating innovative mobility offers into a strong mass transit backbone.
Together, the companies will develop mobility solutions for driverless vehicle fleets incorporated into traditional transportation systems, including key components required in today’s modern public transport environments such as real-time traveler information systems, planning or ticketing.
Through the AV solution, dispatchers in the control center will be able to track all transportation services comfortably within one monitoring system, which is the only way to efficiently integrate first-mile / last-mile services into the core business of transit agencies. The partnership between Bestmile and INIT allows smart transit providers to strive for service excellence while making mass transit the strong backbone of a cities’ mobility solution.
The Future of Autonomous Mobility
The role of autonomous vehicles in public transportation has the potential to revolutionize the way we move through our cities in the future. Understanding how we can safely and efficiently manage these modes of mass transit is vital. Using integrated technologies and advanced backend operating systems will be key to achieving a lasting solution for AVs. As they continue to emerge, our roles, and technology will adapt to better define the future of autonomous mobility.