rideOS has launched its new Ridehail Platform — including a Ridehail API and open-source mobile apps.

The Ridehail API offers a way for OEMs, autonomous vehicle companies and transportation network bodies (TNCs) to create and manage their own network using rideOS’ underlying technology.

The Ridehail API is available as a stand-alone backend API, or through new open-source driver and rider apps for iOS and Android.

“Starting and maintaining a ridehailing network is unnecessarily complex,” said rideOS CTO and co-founder, Chris Blumenberg.

“The plumbing it takes behind the scenes to route, dispatch and optimise a high-quality, ridehailing experience is tricky to build and time-consuming to maintain.

“Our Ridehail API takes care of this plumbing, so autonomous companies and OEMs don’t have to, saving them time and money so they can get to market faster.”

RideOS maintains its Ridehail Platform is compatible with both human-driven and autonomous vehicles. The platform offers customers the flexibility to choose from a variety of integration points across the technology stack:

  • Open-Source Apps to quickly deploy fleets with virtually no integration time. Customers can rebrand the app by inserting their logo and swapping in their desired colour palette
  • Ridehail API to match riders with vehicles and manage trip state
  • Fleet Planner API to build dynamic and optimal plans for fleets of vehicles including single rider and carpooling rides. This can be used by companies which already have basic dispatching services in an existing app, but would like to offer pooled trips or improve their fleet efficiency
  • Routing API to get routes and accurate ETAs based on traffic conditions and the constraints of a given vehicle

The rideOS routing engine was specifically designed with AVs in mind, but is also compatible with human-driven vehicles. It offers customers the ability to define keep-out zones and restrict certain manoeuvres based on the capabilities of their autonomous vehicle.

New rideOS partners leveraging the Ridehail Platform include Voyage, which is deploying the platform across its fleet of self-driving cars and HERE, which has integrated its Mobile SDKs and Open Location Platform with rideOS’ Ridehail Platform.

RideOS designs and builds next generation marketplace and mapping services which can be used by ridehailing companies, OEMs, logistics providers and governments to operate on-demand transportation services for both self-driving and human-operated fleets.