Vianova builds the location data platform for shared mobility companies and cities • TechCrunch

Meet Vinova, a French startup that is building a data platform for shared mobile companies as well as local governments. The company acts as a data store and a data visualization dashboard.

It raised $6.4 million (6 million euros) in a Series A funding round led by Backpack VC with XAnge as well as existing investors RATP Capital Innovation and Ponooc also participating.

Many cities have changed drastically with the rise of free-floating bikes, electric scooters, scooters, and cars that you can unlock with your phone. Cities have also changed their rules over time and embrace micro-mobility in different ways.

The good news is that all of these mobile fleets have some form of connectivity with GPS chips and cellular modems. In other words, companies and local governments can use data to make those services more efficient and safer for the people who use them and others who live in these cities.

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Currently, Vianova tracks one million connected vehicles on its platform. Several companies use the platform to manage their fleets and ensure the vehicles are in the right place at the right time.

Policymakers and data scientists can also leverage the platform to uncover some trends. It can be used to improve infrastructure, create slow speed zones or parking areas through geo-fencing, etc.

All of this can be done through a SimCity-like console with map overlays and real-time data. The idea is that you can use Vianova as a real-time dashboard and as an analytics tool to generate historical reports and see how well you’re doing — whether you’re a mobile company or a local government. direction.

But an analytics tool without any data would be somewhat useless. That’s why you can combine your own data with different mobile data sources. This could be especially interesting for cities that want to access data from private companies to better understand what’s going on.

For example, the city of Stockholm and Voi are both using Vianova to improve shared mobility services in the city. Cellular companies decide with whom they want to share their data.

Vianova uses APIs to fetch data from mobile operators for you to view live data on the platform. Data can be aggregated and anonymized.

Some of Vianova’s customers include the cities of Zurich, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Marseille, as well as mobile operators such as Bolt and Elephant. Several large infrastructure companies are also using the platform, such as RATP, Aéroports de Paris and KTH University.


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