Urban Mobility Global News

The PTOLEMUS research team is tracking important developments in Urban Mobility on a daily basis, take a look to see what the latest news is in mobility.

8 November 2019

World’s First Mobility-as-a-service Operator MaaS Global Completes €29.5M Funding Round

MaaS Global’s new investors include BP Ventures, Mitsui Fudosan, Mitsubishi Corporation and Nordic Ninja, raising the company’s total funding to €53.7M

29 October 2019

Booking.com launches ride-hailing service through Grab tie-up

Online travel platform Booking.com has launched an on-demand ride-hailing service through a partnership with Grab.

Users  will be able to book Grab rides from within the Booking.com app and also make cashless payments in their own currency.

The service launches today in Singapore and will be available in Indonesia and Thailand by the end of the year. It will launch in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines in 2020.

23 October 2019

Penske Dash selects Ridecell as technology partner to power new carsharing service

Ridecell’s solution includes the consumer-facing mobile application, payment processing, real-time parking information and predictive analytics for fleet operations and maintenance.

17 October 2019

Sixt ignites the next level of “Mobility as a Service”

Corporate customers can now book their journey by public transport via Sixt. A new app will also help users plan and bill their trips.

The pilot project, which is being conducted in cooperation with numerous companies in Western Europe, aims to support the transformation from firm corporate fleets to a much more flexible use of vehicles. For this purpose, groups of 300 to 400 drivers will exchange their service vehicle for three to six months against the mobility budget MaaS.

Article in German

14 October 2019

Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest $34.6 billion in mobility tech by 2025

Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.6 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars that has also received government backing.

9 October 2019

Renault creates mobility division: Renault Mobility as an Industry (MAI)

To anticipate and support the deep changes in lifestyles and consumption patterns, Groupe Renault has been involved in new mobility services for the past four years by developing car services with or without drivers (Renault MOBILITY, Zity in Madrid, Moov’in.Paris, Marcel) and by making highly targeted acquisitions and equity investments in various start-ups specialized in this field (Karhoo, Yuso, Como, iCabbi, Glide).

Press release in English and French