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July 20, 2021

Local Motors Partners With On-Demand Software Provider, Liftango

The best of On-Demand tech and Autonomous Vehicles have partnered to drive the future of autonomous On-Demand shuttles.

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Chandler AZ, USA, July 20, 2021. 

Autonomous vehicle manufacturer, Local Motors, and global on-demand tech startup, Liftango, have announced their strategic partnership as they prepare to build robust fleet management and on-demand software for Olli 2.0, Local Motors’ electric, autonomous shuttle.

Local Motors continues to deploy vehicles  globally as the market for  On-demand AV solutions grows. To further capitalize on the opportunities in North America and beyond, the companies have paired up to offer a premium all-in-one AV and On-Demand SaaS Solution to clients.

Liftango’s On-Demand transport technology will enable demand-responsive shuttle services in Local Motor’s AV products, allowing the next generation of AVs to provide timely service for passengers while maximizing vehicle utilization for fleet operators. 

“The shift to autonomous vehicles in the shuttle and bus market presents a significant opportunity to expand the services offered to communities, and we see this partnership as a clear leader for the region. This partnership with Local Motors reflects our desire to create a superior delivery partnership that offers demand-responsive AV shuttle services to the general public as Mobility-as-a-Service demand rises,” says Jacob Greig, Liftango’s Americas VP.

Liftango will work with Local Motors to offer customers dynamic vehicle routing, as well as the ability to book rides on Olli 2.0.

The companies’ first joint deployment provides a ride booking solution for Olli 2.0 for veterans in Palo Alto, CA. Liftango will support the integration of the SaaS Solution and feature development, as well as facilitating integration with Olli, sharing results of user testing and feedback, and coordinating activities with the end customer. 

“This partnership is critical to unlock new value for our customers,” says Kat Dransfield, VP of Product and Digital Platform Strategy at Local Motors. “Our work with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is key to understanding how to connect people with safe transportation options. This is another example of Local Motors’ strategy to be open and integrate the best technology into Olli.”

Together, the companies are ready to make On-Demand services more useful to both fleet operators and passengers using intuitive, advanced software.

About Local Motors

Local Motors designs, manufactures, and deploys next-generation vehicles. Founded in 2007 with a belief in open collaboration, Local Motors began low-volume vehicle manufacturing of open-source designs utilizing a microfactory model. Since its inception, Local Motors has debuted no less than three world firsts; the world’s first co-created vehicle, the world’s first 3D-printed car, and the world’s first co-created, autonomous, electric vehicle, Olli. We believe that Olli is the answer to a sustainable, accessible mobility solution for all.

Learn more:

Contact: Matt Bourland |

About Liftango

We help cities, communities and organisations reduce congestion and combat climate change by providing equitable access to shared transport through a carpool and On-Demand transport technology platform. This technology makes best use of vehicle capacity whilst giving passengers the freedom to travel the way they want to.

Together, we help:

  • Cities evolve into Smart Cities
  • Transit Agencies to create better public bus systems
  • Private Bus Operators to digitise their services to become more efficient
  • Corporates to create sustainable and scalable mobility solutions for their staff
  • Property Developers to design sites around future mobility solutions instead of using space for parking

We believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society and through our technology, we provide convenient, efficient and sustainable transportation for the people that need it the most.

Learn more: 

Contact: Jacob Greig | 

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