July 13, 2022 (MILAN) — IVECO BUS and Via announced today they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore possible future collaborations in the development of tailored on-demand public transportation solutions and associated digital services for Buses.
The two companies share the view that the mobility ecosystem is evolving towards a highly digitalized and integrated multimodal system, and that on-demand transport has proven to be efficient in delivering results. The MoU is a first step for discussing the possibility of developing future mobility solutions – from demand-responsive transportation powered by alternative energies to autonomous public transport. Discussions will include solutions to make demand-responsive transport more easily accessible to PTAs and PTOs through easy-to-deploy complete packages that integrate seamlessly into the pre-existing urban or rural transport system. IVECO BUS and Viawill also explore opportunities for autonomous on-demand shuttles.
This agreement is an important step towards IVECO BUS and Via’s vision of the future of the mobility ecosystem, and the shared ambition to develop solutions that add value for operators and end users.
About IVECO BUS
IVECO BUS is a brand of Iveco Group N.V., a global leader in commercial and specialty vehicles, powertrain, and financial services, listed on the Borsa Italiana in Milan.
A major player in the field of public transport, and among the leading bus and coach manufacturers in Europe, IVECO BUS designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of vehicles that meets all the needs of public and private operators:
- school, intercity and tourism coaches;
- standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions; city midibuses
- minibuses for all passenger transport missions.
IVECO BUS benefits from a strong expertise in alternative energies vehicles and is now capable of offering a complete range running on compressed natural gas – fully compatible with biomethane – and in the electromobility field, to suit every kind of transport need. Thus, IVECO BUS positions itself as a reference partner to face the numerous challenges of sustainable mobility.
IVECO BUS employs over 6,000 people across four production units, in Annonay, France, Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic, Brescia, Italy and in Rorthais, France with its electromobility center of excellence.
The extensive IVECO BUS and IVECO service network guarantees assistance around the world wherever an Iveco Bus vehicle is at work.
For further information about IVECO BUS: www.ivecobus.com
For further information about Iveco Group: www.ivecogroup.com
Founded in 2012, Via pioneered the TransitTech category by using new technologies to develop public mobility systems — optimizing networks of buses, shuttles, wheelchair accessible vehicles, school buses, autonomous vehicles, and electric vehicles around the globe. Building the world’s most efficient, equitable, and sustainable transportation network for all riders — including those with limited mobility, those without smartphones, and unbanked populations — Via works with its partners to lower the costs of public transit while providing transportation options that rival the convenience of a personal car while reducing the environmental impact. At the intersection of transportation and technology, Via is a visionary market leader that combines software innovation with sophisticated service design and operational expertise to fundamentally improve the way the world moves, providing technology in 600 communities and more than 35 countries and counting.
For further information about Via: www.ridewithvia.com