BMW Group and Daimler AG will jointly engage in the development of mobility in cities

BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning a joint venture to ensure the freedom of clients in the field of urban mobility. In accordance with the companies vision for future urban mobility will create a new affordable mobile offer, which is intuitive and focused on the needs of the user. Clients will participate in sustainable ecosystem that combines CarSharing, Ride-Hailing, Parking, charging and other versatility.

Now, when the approval of antitrust authorities in the US received, companies want to close the deal until 31 January 2019. The joint venture will include the following activities and services:

Multimodality and mobility on demand with moovel and ReachNow:

More than 6 million customers will benefit from intelligent and seamless connection between different types of mobility such as car sharing, bike rental, taxis and public transport, including booking and payment. Multimodal platform will also offer possible solutions for the needs of urban private transport, including the provision of car rental.

CarSharing with Car2Go and DriveNow:

Car2Go and DriveNow operate a total of 20 000 vehicles in 30 major international cities. Carpooling allows to reduce the total number of vehicles in the cities. More than 4 million customers already using these services.

Ride on cars with mytaxi, Chauffeur Privé, Clever Taxi and Beat:

A total of 15.9 million customers and about 250 000 drivers already using the services of mytaxi, Chauffeur Privé, the Clever Taxi (all in Europe) and Beat (South America), which makes Intelligent Apps GmbH one of the leading providers in Europe and South America. Innovative proposals, such as mytaximatch that allows people who are not familiar with each other, sharing a taxi with one touch of a button, also make an important contribution to reducing urban traffic.

Parking with ParkNow and Parkmobile Group:

Parking on the street, assistance in booking and paying on-street Parking: the Parkmobile already serves more than 27 million customers in Europe and North America and offers solutions for digital Parking in over 1,100 cities. Innovative services digital Parking reduce Parking time and driving. This significantly reduces the traffic, since cars looking for Parking spaces, currently account for about 30% of traffic.

Charging ChargeNow and digital charge:

Easy access (location of the charger and payment) to the world’s largest network of public charging stations. In combination with the privileges of Parking in cities, it will contribute to the expansion of electromobility, helping people find it easier to integrate this technology in their needs for mobility.

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