SOURCE: DEMANDTRANS SOLUTIONS JAN 26, 2018
Autonomous vehicles no longer reside in the minds of science fiction writers and movie directors: They are among us. With the newly announced partnership between DemandTrans and EasyMile, a safe and seamless autonomous public transportation experience will soon be only a click away in cities around North America. The non-exclusive partnership will enable transportation providers to offer on-demand service to driverless shuttles that are integrated within multi-modal transportation systems.
DemandTrans Chairman John E. Michel explained “MobilityDR and Switch, our mobility-as-a-service technologies, function as automated mobility operators, seamlessly integrating legs of a trip to maximize the user experience. With the integration of EasyMile’s proven autonomous vehicle solution, our fused suite of demand responsive capabilities provides an end-to-end mobility solution right to a user’s smartphone.”
“We are excited about this EasyMile/DemandTrans partnership because we believe it’s combining best-in-class technologies to truly personalize the customer experience,” remarked Lauren Isaac, EasyMile’s director of business initiatives in North America. “Customers expect to use their Smartphones to get from point to point and now they can do so with an autonomous shuttle. And with DemandTrans’ decades of experience providing innovative demand responsive services to many of North America’s largest cities such as Oakland, Chicago, Denver, and soon, Los Angeles and Nashville, we are confident they can help us continue to demonstrate the tremendous flexibility and affordability our autonomous shuttles provide in making public transit more effective and efficient for agencies and riders alike.”