Bluebird, an Indonesian taxi operator, has engaged with Autofleet and ABeam Consulting for a project to support its national fleet of over 23,000 vehicles with Autofleet’s Vehicle-as-a-Service platform.
Bluebird and Autofleet have entered into a commercial agreement that is scheduled to roll out for vehicles operating in Jakarta and the surrounding area as soon as Q2 2021.
By leveraging the Autofleet platform, Bluebird will be able to optimize its fleet’s vehicle placement, match and predict drivers based on demand forecasting to reduce empty rides, optimize allocation efficiency, allow for greater availability in traditionally under-served areas, reduce customer ETAs, and improve overall customer experience. Autofleet is ingesting data from rides requested through the operator’s digital app and through traditional street hailing. These inputs are combined with real-time traffic data, weather forecasts, local events and other data points for increased demand prediction accuracy.
In business for nearly 50 years, Bluebird serves millions of passengers every month. The fleet includes regular taxis (Bluebird and Pusaka), executive taxis (Silverbird), limousines and car rentals (Goldenbird), bus charters (Bigbird), and logistics (Birdkirim) among others. Autofleet’s platform will be integrated into the current dispatch infrastructure, supporting Bluebird, Silverbird and Birdkirim services in its first phase. In the longer term, the collaboration will inform Bluebird’s expanded activities in logistics and delivery services as well as exploration of new mobility infrastructure including electric vehicle (EV) charging.
In September 2020, Autofleet and ABeam Consulting entered a partnership to offer a comprehensive solution that supports Mobility as a Service (MaaS) projects end-to-end from the proposal stage to system implementation. Following projects in Japan and Cambodia, the engagement with Bluebird was secured through a year-long competitive proposal process and represents the largest commercial fleet management opportunity arising from the partnership to date.