Ride-pooling company Moia is using Apex.AI’s operating system in the development of its passenger management system for the autonomous-driving ID. Buzz. By using Apex.AI’s OS, Moia will be able to automate a significant amount of its passenger interaction digitally.
Since 2021, Moia and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have been working collaboratively to develop and test an autonomous ride-pooling service in Hamburg, Germany, before opening it to the public after 2025.
The company’s passenger management system is deeply integrated with the vehicle and conducts the ancillary driver activities of the autonomous mobility service. It can also access the vehicle’s interior safety monitoring system, open and close the doors, and control auxiliary functions within the vehicle’s interior to deliver additional comfort and safety for occupants.
“The acceptance of autonomous ride pooling depends to a large extent on whether people trust such a service in every situation,” said Sascha Meyer, CEO of Moia. “A high-performance passenger management system is a key prerequisite for using intelligent, self-driving vehicles to establish a mobility service that our passengers can rely on. The development of our passenger management system using Apex.AI’s middleware is the ideal basis for this.”
Jan Becker, CEO of Apex.AI, added, “We founded Apex.AI with the goal of establishing operating software for the autonomous era. The partnership with Moia is a win-win: the operating system consisting of Apex.Grace and Apex.Ida is the perfect base for Moia’s passenger management systems use cases. Both companies are working closely together to develop the product directly in agile software teams. We are excited to enable smart mobility services such as autonomous ride pooling in the future through our cooperation with MOIA.”
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