Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for Smart Cities. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising Smart Transportation Startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Smart Transportation Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 220 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
ARTI – Self-Driving Transport Systems For Urban Delivery
Autonomous transport for delivery describes a small-sized electrical powered vehicle, which saves warehouse space and energy consumption, and has a navigation system embedded to plan and correct routes on the go. This technology eliminates drivers’ involvement, reduces operational costs, and increases safety, for example in comparison to bike delivery. The Austrian startup ARTI – (Autonomous Robot Technology) produces a self-driving delivery cart which autonomously provides parcel delivery, grocery delivery, and waste disposal. As a personal robot, it follows a person during last-mile delivery.
EasyMile – Autonomous Public Transport
The reduction of people involved in driving public transport eliminates the risk of human errors, ensures safety, increases predictability and travel time management through sustainable driving, as well as decreases operational cost. The French company EasyMile develops a driverless technology. EasyMile’s shuttle uses a combination of LiDAR sensors and GPS to sense its surroundings and navigate. The vehicle transports up to 12 passengers and is restricted to a speed of 12 miles per hour for safety reasons.
EVmatch – Peer-To-Peer Electric Vehicle Charging Network
A network of privately owned charging points, available for other drivers creates a smart way to get a vehicle charged and utilize the potential of chargers efficiently. The US-based company EVmatch creates a platform for access to a distributed network of charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs). Individuals make their own charging stations available and rentable during their off-hours. Other drivers gain access to private- and business-owned charging stations at their desired locations.
StreetLightData – Activity-Based Travel Demand Modeling
Big data enables traffic behavior analysis, contextualization and modeling of traffic patterns based on people’s daily activities. This supports traffic system modification or passing a different transport policy, for example, rescheduling and rerouting for logistics and public transport. The US-based company StreetLightData gathers anonymized information created by devices such as mobile phones, GPS devices, commercial trucks, fitness trackers and algorithmically link this data to activities and trips. In a dashboard, this data is presented together with network maps and demographic information. Based on this data, authorities plan the connection of different public transport modes, which correspond to citizens’ behavior and develop tactics to avoid congestion.
Bridj – On-Demand Public Transport Service
A large amount of traffic in cities is created from transit between home and work. Citizens who don’t use public transport get to and from work via their own car. The usage of on–demand shuttle services as a modification of shared transport delivers the necessary level of comfort for passengers and smoothens traffic flow by decreasing overall vehicle quantity during commuting hours. The Australian startup Bridj cerates an application to plan, book and pay for a bus journey. Bus routes are not the same as normal bus service routes for travel time optimization. Their application also includes navigation to a user’s pick up location.
What About The Other 215 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 220 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.