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Bestmile empowers mobility providers to deploy, manage and optimize autonomous and conventional driven vehicle fleets, supporting fixed-route and on-demand services, regardless of the vehicle brand or type. Bestmile’s mobility platform allows operators to support multi-modal, multi-service offerings in a safe and efficient manner by integrating autonomous vehicles in the existing transportation system. Bestmile’s autonomous mobility service platform is being used daily in shared electric autonomous vehicles in pedestrian areas and public roads. Incorporated in 2014, Bestmile has global offices in San Francisco (USA) and Lausanne (Switzerland). 

About the founders/CEO:

Bestmile was founded in January 2014 by Anne Mellano and Raphael Gindrat, who both graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and hold a Master's degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Transportation.

Raphael Gindrat is CEO of Bestmile. His expertise comes from his early involvement in the world of autonomous mobility. He has been in charge of testing and operating one of the first autonomous vehicle prototypes since 2012 and was actively involved in the European project called CityMobil2.

Anne Mellano is VP of Operations EMEA. She benefits from a broad network in the public transport and autonomous vehicles industry. Her role within BestMile is to support the growth and oversee the day-to-day operations.

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