Daimler's Moovel eröffnet einen Marktplatz für Nahverkehrsanbieter, um ihre Angebote mit anderen Mobilitätsanbietern koppeln zu können. Top!
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Moovel users will be able to book and pay for services through the app, using an integrated. Transport modes covered include buses and rail as well as privately-owned car-sharing, ride-hailing and bike-sharing services.
Speaking at the InnoTrans 2018 trade conference in Berlin, Moovel chief executive officer Daniela Gerd tom Markotten said: “As a mobility-as-a-service [MaaS] pioneer, we are proud to be launching another digital innovation into the marketplace. The digital marketplace offers a range of advantages to cities and transit authorities, helping with the transformation into a mobility provider across all modes of transport.”
The offer will start out in Berlin, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Moovel currently has 5.4m users, according to Daimler, an increase of 67% over the past 12 months. The app is not yet available in the UK, where rival app Citymapper has already a substantial presence and has also been trying to position itself as a mobility-as-a-service platform.
The launch of a marketplace for bundles has the potential to make Moovel the main point of access for the plethora on mobility services on the market. It marks a step-up in Daimler’s strategy to become an integrated mobility providers, beyond its core business as a carmaker. The company’s captive finance unit, which is spearheading the company’s reinvention, will rebrand to Daimler Mobility next year.