Denso is to invest in start-up company, ActiveScaler, a developer of Managed MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) systems powered by artificial intelligence.
The agreement also will help accelerate deployment of Managed MaaS systems for leading mobility operators and fleet service providers.
With the increase in global demand for more scalable and efficient services for moving people and goods, ActiveScaler’s technology will help enhance growth and simplify implementation with a modular set of components, enabling mobility service providers and fleet managers to tailor MaaS solutions to specific business needs.
“These technologies directly influence the development of MaaS systems, which will disrupt the future of urban mobility for people and goods by making transportation solutions more seamless and accessible. ActiveScaler will help fleet operators accelerate new business opportunities by integrating the emerging MaaS ecosystem with higher performance and faster time to market.”
Tony Cannestra, director of Corporate Ventures for Denso , emphasised the importance of collaboration for innovative technology development. “Technologies that simplify and better customise shared mobility experiences are a key focus area for Denso and we will strongly support those technologies with strategic investments and boundary-pushing collaborations,” said Cannestra.
“ActiveScaler’s robust platform has the potential to impact how commercial fleets navigate city streets around the world and we look forward to seeing how our technologies can help.”
For his part, ActiveScaler CEO, Abhay Jain added: “We want to be the engine behind the future of MaaS – hence the term “Managed MaaS”, which will transform current fleet businesses to provide next generation mobility services.
“Traditional fleet management services and systems are quickly becoming obsolete because of issues like high upfront software and hardware costs, poor ecosystem integration, and lack of flexibility, which are limiting the type and quality of services that can be offered.
“Our new AI-powered technology and fresh approach provides the ability to build end-to-end MaaS businesses featuring advanced analytics and automation, high security, and regulatory compliance while reducing environmental impact. This is essential for current as well as future businesses built around multi-mode transportation and autonomous vehicles.”