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The partnership brings leading on-demand software onboard Olli 2.0 to route vehicles using individual rider demand through mobile applications.

 

Local Motors and global on-demand tech startup, Liftango have announced their strategic partnership to build on-demand ride-hailing, payment, and fleet management software for Olli 2.0 to capitalize on the growing on-demand AV shuttle market in North America and beyond.

Liftango’s On-Demand transport technology will enable demand-responsive shuttle services in Local Motor’s AV products, allowing the next generation of AVs to provide timely service for passengers while maximizing vehicle utilization for fleet operators.

Image shows Olli 2.0 branded for operation with SCVTA. Logos of Local Motors and Liftango are shown in the lower corners, representing the major players in the ongoing project.

“The shift to autonomous vehicles in the shuttle and bus market presents a significant opportunity to expand the services offered to communities, and we see this partnership as a clear leader for the region. This partnership with Local Motors reflects our desire to create a superior delivery partnership that offers demand-responsive AV shuttle services to the general public as Mobility-as-a-Service demand rises,” says Jacob Greig, Liftango’s Americas VP.

Liftango will work with Local Motors to offer customers dynamic vehicle routing and the ability to book rides on Olli 2.0.

The companies’ first joint deployment provides a ride-booking solution for Olli 2.0 for veterans in Palo Alto, CA. In addition, Liftango will support the integration of SaaS Solutions and feature development and facilitate integration with Olli, sharing results of user testing and feedback, and coordinating activities with the end customer. 

“This partnership is critical to unlocking new value for our customers,” says Kat Dransfield, VP of Product and Digital Platform Strategy at Local Motors. “Our work with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is key to understanding how to connect people with safe transportation options. Our work with Liftango is another example of Local Motors’ strategy to be open and integrate the best technology into Olli.”

 

About Liftango

We help cities, communities, and organisations reduce congestion and combat climate change by providing equitable access to shared transport through a carpool and On-Demand transport technology platform. This technology makes best use of vehicle capacity whilst giving passengers the freedom to travel the way they want to.

Together, we help:
-Cities evolve into Smart Cities
-Transit Agencies to create better public bus systems
-Private Bus Operators to digitise their services to become more efficient
-Corporates to create sustainable and scalable mobility solutions for their staff
-Property Developers to design sites around future mobility solutions instead of using space for parking

We believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society and through our technology, we provide convenient, efficient, and sustainable transportation for the people that need it the most.

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