Vianova is a French business developing a data platform for shared mobility firms and governments at the municipal level. The organization functions not just as a data repository but also as a dashboard for viewing data.
It has completed a Series A investment round with a total amount of $6.4 million (€6 million), including participation from current investors RATP Capital Innovation and Ponooc and XAnge. Baloise VC headed the deal.
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An Introduction To The Platform
The proliferation of car-sharing services, electric scooters, moped scooters, free-floating bicycles, and automobiles whose doors can be unlocked with a smartphone, has fundamentally altered the character of many urban areas. The regulations that govern cities have evolved, and they've begun to embrace micromobility in various ways.
The good news is that each of these mobility fleets is equipped with at least one connection, including a cellular modem and a GPS chip. To put it another way, businesses and government agencies in these cities can utilize data to make the services they provide more effective and safer for the individuals who use them and everyone else who lives in these areas.
At this very moment, Vianova's technology can track one million linked automobiles. A few businesses use the platform to manage their fleet and ensure that their cars are located in the appropriate areas at the appropriate times.
Policymakers and data scientists may also use this platform to assist in the discovery of certain patterns. It may be used in various ways, including improving infrastructure, creating low-speed zones or parking spaces via geofencing, and other applications.
The Uses of Vianova’s Platform
Whether a mobility firm or a local government, you can use Vianova as a real-time dashboard and analytics tool to create historical data and analyze how well you are doing. This may be accomplished via a dashboard like SimCity, complete with map overlays and real-time statistics. This functionality is available to you regardless of the role you play.
On the other hand, an analytics tool lacking data would be of little utility. Because of this, you can mix your data with other mobility data sources. This may be of particular relevance to cities wishing to get data from private enterprises to understand better what is going on.
For example, Stockholm and Voi both use Vianova to enhance the shared mobility options available in the city. Mobility firms determine with whoever they choose to disclose their data and may do so at their discretion.
Vianova uses application programming interfaces (APIs) to get data from mobility operators so that users may see live data on the platform. A data set may be anonymized and aggregated for use.
Vianova counts the cities such as Zurich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Marseille among its clientele. The company also counts mobility service providers such as Bolt and Voi as clients. RATP, Aéroports de Paris, and KTH University are just a few examples of the large infrastructure firms now using the platform.
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