Daimler's Moovel eröffnet einen Marktplatz für Nahverkehrsanbieter, um ihre Angebote mit anderen Mobilitätsanbietern koppeln zu können. Top!
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.