IVECO BUS launches collaboration with Via to introduce future of technology-enabled transit solutions
IVECO BUS launches collaboration with Via to introduce future of technology- enabled transit solutions
Milan, 12th October 2022
IVECO BUS announced today the launch of the company’s collaboration with TransitTech leader Via at the New Mobility Exhibition. The first outcome of this partnership is an exclusive value proposition that will become firstly available firstly to IVECO BUS customers in Italy as early as 2023, when they will be able to purchase Via’s software for on-demand transport through the IVECO BUS dealer network at special conditions.
Today’s announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), disclosed last July by IVECO BUS and Via during the Beyond Iveco Group Days event, to explore possible future collaborations in the development of tailored on-demand public transportation solutions and associated digital services for Buses. The signature of the MoU was a first step for the two companies that share the common 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.
Marco Franza, Head of Customer Service Global at IVECO BUS explains “IVECO BUS and Via are working together to accelerate and support the introduction of innovative transport solutions in the market. To this end, we aim to facilitate the adoption of on-demand mobility technology, to make it easier and more convenient for public transport authorities and operators.”
Discussions between the two companies will go on to explore the possibility of developing easy-to-deploy solutions for Public Transport Authorities and Public Transport Operators – from demand-responsive transportation to autonomous public transport, powered by alternative energies. IVECO BUS and Via will also explore opportunities for autonomous on-demand shuttles.
Visitors to the New Mobility Exhibition, which is held in Milan from 12 to 14 October, can visit the IVECO BUS (Hall 6) and Via booths for more information.
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
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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