Ridecell Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2017

November 29th, 2017 | Posted in: In The News, Press Releases

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Ridecell, the leading mobility-as-a-service platform provider, wins the Silver Award for the most innovative service of the year award

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – November 29, 2017 – Ridecell,™ Inc., the leading global platform for carsharing and ridesharing operators, has been named a silver winner in the Most Innovative Service of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Ridecell was chosen from a pool of hundreds and is being honored for their innovative new mobility platform.

Ridecell offers the ability for companies interested in running carsharing, ridesharing, and shuttle services to brand and launch a new mobility service using the Ridecell new mobility platform. Its proven platform is the only one on the market that integrates both ridesharing and carsharing into a single experience offering mobility providers the option of using one fleet of vehicles for both carsharing and ridesharing. It also equips service providers with a tool to address the rapidly evolving requirements of today’s consumers.

Recently, Ridecell acquired Auro, a California-based developer of autonomous vehicle technology, and announced the availability its autonomous operations platform. With these two initiatives, Ridecell now offers the industry’s first complete autonomous new mobility solution that enables on-demand autonomous shuttle mobility service in low-speed, private-road settings.

Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most innovative local startups to the most recognizable global brands. The seventh annual program was particularly hotly contested, with more than 650 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2017 honors were presented in 65 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Product, App, Event and Website of the Year.

“It’s not a matter of ‘if’ transportation as we know it will change drastically, but ‘when,’” said Aarjav Trivedi, CEO of Ridecell. “For that reason, we are doubling down on our efforts to help companies usher in a new era of mobility. It is a tremendous honor to have those efforts recognized by such a notable organization.”

Since 2011, winners of Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels composed of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Best in Biz Awards’ uniqueness stems, in part, from this distinct composition of its judging panel, allowing it to best leverage the judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners. The 2017 judging panel included: Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, Laptop, MediaPost, Pittsburgh Business Times, Security Products Magazine, Wired, WLRN and Yahoo Tech.

“Reviewing this year’s entries in Best in Biz Awards was like going to an NBA All-Star game – you end up shaking your head in admiration, smiling and saying, ‘Oh man, that’s gooood,’” said Dale Dauten, King Features Syndicate, returning to judge the awards for the sixth year. “And then the next one is even better. It’s a top that competition.”

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2017, visit:
http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2017-winners.

About Ridecell: Ridecell is on a mission to empower new mobility operators, including OEMs, car rental companies, auto clubs, cities, transit agencies, dealer groups, and private fleets to launch, expand, and maximize the utilization of their own ridesharing and carsharing services. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company provides an intelligent software platform that runs new mobility services, such as carsharing, ridesharing, and autonomous fleet management. 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 over 20 million rides and rentals and has a team of more than 100 professionals in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company now powers new mobility offerings, including BMW’s ReachNow, VW’s OMNI and AAA’s GIG Carsharing service. In addition, Ridecell powers dynamic shuttle services for campuses such as Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, UCSF, 3M, and transit agencies like SouthWest Transit.

©2017 Ridecell is a registered trademark of Ridecell, Inc. Other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owner(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved

About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 65 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. For more information, visit:
http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

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ridecell@allisonpr.com

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