BERLIN – March 15, 2017 – RideCell,™ Inc., an innovator in carsharing and ridesharing services, and Auro Robotics, maker of driverless zero-emission shuttles, have announced today at City Car Summit in Berlin that they have partnered to deliver exceptional autonomous transportation solutions to universities and corporate campuses. By combining the ridership growth made possible by the RideCell platform with the cost savings of Auro’s driverless shuttles, the partnership improves the efficiency of operating campus mobility services. RideCell also provides a fleet management infrastructure that enables Auro to maintain its autonomous fleets across multiple university and corporate customers.
“RideCell has the leading platform for carsharing and ridesharing in university settings, making them a natural partner for Auro,” said Nalin Gupta, CEO of Auro Robotics. “The RideCell mobility platform allows students and faculty to request a shuttle on demand, and also provides important benefits for our campus customers behind the scenes. In addition to automated scheduling and dispatch, RideCell makes it easy for Auro to manage and maintain our growing fleet of driverless shuttles.”
An autonomous mobility platform is much more than a ride-request app. The RideCell solution optimizes the productivity of each vehicle in the fleet and has been shown to quadruple ridership without increasing the number of shuttles. The intelligent RideCell infrastructure ensures that Auro shuttles are in the right place at the right time. Built-in alerts instruct shuttles when it’s time to head to a charging station and inform shuttle operations of the optimal low-use time for maintenance. With remote tracking and monitoring integrated into each shuttle, Auro can flawlessly manage campus fleets, utilizing real-time analytics to allow customers to reduce wait time and serve more riders, while staying within budget.
“Auro’s state-of-the-art driverless shuttles dramatically improve accessibility and movement across campuses,” said Aarjav Trivedi, RideCell founder and CEO. “We are delighted to partner with them to expand RideCell-powered shuttle programs at campuses across the U.S. with autonomous, zero-emission Auro vehicles.”
Customers at universities and corporate campuses benefit from the RideCell/Auro partnership, as they can now offer reliable, convenient mobility services at a significantly lower cost.
Headquartered in San Francisco, RideCell is on a mission to change the way people move from point A to point B. Our intelligent software platform runs new mobility services, such as carsharing, ridesharing, and other innovative transportation offerings. End-to-end integration and automation accelerate time to market, enabling RideCell customers to launch mobility services quickly, operate efficiently, and scale revenues as business grows. Founded in 2009, RideCell has already processed 15 million rides and has a team of more than 60 professionals. The company now powers more than 15 mobility offerings including new mobility solutions for BMW, UC Berkeley, UCSF, 3M, and SouthWest Transit.
About Auro Robotics
Auro Robotics builds driverless, zero-emission shuttles that provide accessible transportation around university and company campuses, as well as to and from transit centers. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Auro strives to reduce the costs associated with on-campus mobility by replacing traditional vehicles with driverless electric shuttles, while addressing the “last-mile” challenge in public transit systems. Auro currently powers an autonomous shuttle service at the University of Santa Clara and has multiple campus trials under way.