For more than a decade Move Mile has been developing mobility solutions for the last mile, optimally designed to offer on-demand and non-stop travel services, similar to the use of taxis but without a driver on-board the vehicle. These vehicles represent an evolution from traditional Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) systems, providing efficient, high quality and tailored transport solutions.
Move Mile solutions are great for the new needs of last mile transport, that demand an answer based on optimized mobility systems for environments such as airports, theme parks, tourist resorts, university campuses, eco towns, city centers and hospitals.
Move Mile vehicles come with advanced, state-of-the art technology, namely concerning its control and sensor systems, that allows them to drive autonomously in private roads or parks (due to legal issues not yet on public roads) without the need of having a totally segregated or elevated pathway. This means our vehicles react on the fly to unexpected obstacles either on a sunny day or during heavy rain or snowfall.
As Move Mile mobility solutions don’t need any physical guidance or curbs and use existing roads and infrastructure, its’ costs are much less than competitor Technologies and suit every customer needs. Also the time-to-use is much less than one could imagine.
Move Mile is now part of the Inogate Group.
The increasing challenges associated with the use of private vehicles were the basis for the European (FP5) project CyberMove, which started in 2001. CyberMove was a three year project to promote alternative transport systems and involved several European organizations. These included IPN (Instituto Pedro Nunes) and FCTUC (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra). At the end of the Project, IPN developed an intelligent transport system, that was used for several and very successful, demonstrations where people had the chance to experiment a cybercar in real environment.
By then, Critical Group was contacted by entrepreneurs António Cunha and Pedro Serra, to evaluate the interest and viability of launching a new venture based on IPN’s cyber car technology. The Group agreed to provide seed funding for the project, and a new company was born in May 2009 to continue developing, and then producing and selling intelligent transport systems based on autonomous electric vehicles.
In April 2011, and in accordance with the typical start-up growth stages, the company moved from the formation stage into the development stage. To support that new cycle Inogate replaced the Critical Group as the major shareholder, providing further growth capital and bringing to the management team its deep domain expertise in successfully launching new to the world products.