Lausanne (Switzerland), Gurajat (India), November 21, 2016 – The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz, the pioneering company in Self Driving Vehicle Technology development and BestMile, specialized in management and optimization for autonomous vehicles’ fleets presented for the first time their collaboration to deliver a complete autonomous mobility solution for private sites and public transportation.
The collaboration between the Swiss-based startup and the Indian company was disclosed during the 2016 Urban Mobility in India Conference which took place in Gurajat last week. The two partners took advantage of their joint presentation to formalize their collaboration. BestMile will provide its expertise and platform for fleet management and optimization of autonomous vehicles while The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz will bring its state of the art autonomous technology and vehicles.
Autonomous mobility is already in our streets. Pioneers companies are manufacturing low-speed level 5 fully autonomous vehicles. Thanks to their powerful embedded technology, the autonomous vehicles are capable of sensing their environment and navigating without human input, meaning they can autonomously drive safely, locate themselves and respect traffic rules.
While incredibly advanced, autonomous vehicles are not sufficient to be used as a mobility service. By themselves they are not capable of responding to the demand, respect a schedule or adapt to networks disruptions. They are not aware of the state of the other vehicles of their fleet or of the network they are evolving in and cannot react accordingly. Optimization has to take place at the fleet scale in order to bring coordination and efficiency to the mobility service. Like two pieces of the same puzzle, BestMile and The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz technologies are complementary and form a sustainable, efficient and revolutionary autonomous transportation system.
BestMile is providing the first platform allowing for the intelligent operation and optimization of autonomous vehicle fleets, regardless of their brand or type. It allows fixed-line, on-demand or a combination of both operation scheme. By using cutting-edge algorithms, the platform sends optimized missions to the vehicles and seamlessly handle planning, dispatching, routing, and battery charging management.
BestMile recently launched “SmartShuttle” in Sion (Switzerland) in partnership with PostBus, the largest provider of public bus transportation in Switzerland, leading the first instance in which electric autonomous shuttles are circulating through a city center on both pedestrian areas and open roads, and servicing the public on a daily basis.
The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz aims to change the world with “Made in Hi-Tech” smart robots serving every sphere of human life. The company manufactures and supplies a high-performance range of self- driving technology products for urban mobility, autonomous buses, commercial vehicles and autonomous Industrial vehicles along with defense unmanned systems. Market leader with 90% of market shares in India, The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz as deployed, among others, India’s first self- driving defense specialist vehicle, first self-driving car and self-driving electric bus. After successfully launching of the India’s first Self Driving Vehicle “Novus Drive” in the Auto-Expo Motor Show, 2016 held in Delhi, the company is now piloting trials for multiple fortune 500 companies and showcased the technology as the latest Urban Mobility with regard to smart cities initiative by India’s Government. Further research is going on to ensure robustness in high congestion and traffic areas.
BestMile is a Swiss startup with offices in Lausanne (Switzerland) and San Francisco (USA), developing cloud technology that leverages the full potential of autonomous vehicles to tackle urban mobility challenges. A spinoff of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), BestMile provides a fleet management platform designed to connect, operate and optimize any fleet of autonomous vehicles. It manages both scheduled trips and on-demand service, and is independent of any vehicle manufacturer, thus allowing customers to remotely manage heterogeneous fleets composed of autonomous vehicles of different types and brands. With a unique technology and a strong core team of 25 dedicated people, BestMile is shaping “individual robots” into an intelligent, innovative and flexible mobility system.
About The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz (THRSL)
The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz Ltd. has been prime technology innovator in the field of autonomous vehicle technology products. The company has done significant effort to create globally competitive team of highly qualified engineers from across the globe to work for “Made in India” products in robotics. This year the focus was on product launch for each of the categories mentioned below, their IPRs – which includes search, draft and filing patents. The core research focus into few major verticals, which includes: Self-Driving Vehicles, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Industrial & Warehouse Management Robots, Unmanned Ground Vehicles for Defence Applications.