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Revolutionizing the Transportation-for-Hire Industry: How MAGIIS is Leading the Way towards the Future of Mobility

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The transportation-for-hire industry, which includes transit, micro-transit, paratransit, taxis, black cars, limousine services, and specialized fleets, has undergone significant changes in recent years due to the emergence of new transportation technologies and business models. As a result, traditional services, which can be tech-naive, have faced stiff competition from ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, which have disrupted the industry by offering a more convenient-to-hire, always-available, and easy-to-pay alternative. Initially, this led to a decline in revenue for traditional services and a shift towards digital platforms for ride-hailing services.

Technology will continue to play a crucial role in the future of the transportation-for-hire industry. For example, digital platforms are increasingly used to connect passengers with drivers, making it easier and more convenient for customers to access transportation services. This has led to new business models, such as peer-to-peer ride-sharing and carpooling services, which are more efficient and cost-effective than traditional services.

The transportation industry is currently undergoing a transformation with the emergence of three distinct economy models: classical, digital, and post-digital. The Classical model is the traditional transportation-for-hire company with owners, professional drivers, and fleets where passengers request an on-demand ride from the street or book a ride through a dispatcher. The fares are usually metered and set by the government or the company. Therefore, the importance resides in the owners of those companies and their ability to provide competitive fairs and vehicle availability. 

The Digital model is exemplified by ride-hailing companies or TNCs (Transport Network Companies), such as Uber and Lyft. These services allow passengers to request rides through mobile apps, and non-professional drivers utilize their personal vehicles to provide transportation services. The fares are subject to fluctuation based on current supply and demand. Therefore, the TNC ecosystem, which includes the technology and drivers, is of equal importance in the functioning of this model.

Lastly, the post-digital model of transportation is a cutting-edge approach that incorporates various emerging technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and advanced algorithms from multiple digital companies, into the transportation-for-hire industry. This integration can potentially lead to a more sustainable, efficient, and secure transportation system that revolutionizes the industry.

Its focus on the ecosystem rather than individual companies sets the post-digital model apart. This means that the end users and drivers will be empowered to be more active in the transportation system. At the same time, the abundance of resources will enable them to access a safer and more convenient mode of transportation.

This model could change how people travel and transform the transportation industry as we know it. By leveraging new technologies and prioritizing the needs of both drivers and end users, the post-digital model represents an exciting step forward in the evolution of transportation.

MAGIIS provides transportation-for-hire providers with a comprehensive platform that empowers them to modernize and profit in the changing economy. As the transportation industry moves towards the post-digital model, MAGIIS offers affordable, customizable, and pay-as-you-go solutions that enhance productivity, streamline operations, and give providers as well as individual and corporate customers greater visibility and control.

MAGIIS’s platform simplifies vehicle hiring with a white-labeled internet-of-rides omnichannel interface, while the enterprise platform provides autonomous dispatching, payment, driver support, and vehicle asset tracking. Additionally, their cloud marketplace for shared inventory creates an “always available” experience for consumers.

At the helm of MAGIIS is CEO Leonardo Gannio, a visionary leader with extensive experience in the technology and transportation industry. Gannio’s passion for innovation, empowerment of the builders’ economy, and commitment to delivering the best possible service to customers have been key drivers in the success of MAGIIS.

MAGIIS prioritizes sustainability by integrating emerging technologies and best practices into its platform. It will be crucial in the builders’ economy’s move towards a more efficient, secure, and sustainable transportation industry. MAGIIS is a key player in promoting the adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles, which not only helps reduce emissions but also enhances safety while offering a more cost-effective transportation option. Leonardo says, “We envision the future of mobility to be electric, autonomous, personalized, and connected.”

As the industry continues to evolve and embrace new technologies, MAGIIS is set to remain at the forefront of this transformation. Their innovative platform and unwavering commitment to service, sustainability, and security enable providers and customers to navigate the new digital landscape confidently. To learn more about MAGIIS, visit www.magiis.com

About MAGIIS

MAGIIS is a tech-enabled services and market network platform for transportation-for-hire providers. The company was founded in 2019 by Leonardo Gannio, an engineer with over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, who previously served in leadership positions for the Latin-American region in multiple multinational corporations, including AKTIO, one of the leading value technology distributors in Latin America.

Along with Leonardo, MAGIIS is led by a team of experienced professionals, including Gustavo Daniel Sagasti, the CTO responsible for the company’s technology vision and execution. Before joining MAGIIS, Gustavo was the Chief Information and Supply Chain Officer for Farmacity. Ignacio Rojas, the COO, is responsible for the company’s global go-to-market strategy, marketing, sales operations, and customer success. Before joining MAGIIS, Ignacio served as the Vice President of Latin America for Kyocera and Ingram Micro. An experienced team leads MAGIIS with a track record of success in the technology and transportation industries. Their innovative platform provides transportation providers with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in the digital age.

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