BMW and Daimler form JV for future mobility solutions

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Dec 2018


The BMW Group and Daimler are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company. The JV is aimed at letting the customers move through a seamlessly connected and sustainable ecosystem that combines CarSharing, Ride-Hailing, Parking, Charging and Multimodality from a single source. The antitrust authorities have given the green light for the new joint venture, which is owned in equal parts by the BMW Group and Daimler.

The equally-owned joint venture will include the following activities and services:

Multimodal and on-demand mobility with moovel and ReachNow:

The users will benefit from intelligent and seamless connectivity between different mobility offerings, such as carsharing, bike rental, taxis and public transport, including booking and payment. The multimodal platform will also offer possible solutions for the needs of urban private transport, including providing cars as a service.

CarSharing with Car2Go and DriveNow:

Car2Go and DriveNow operate a total of 20,000 vehicles in 30 major international cities. Carsharing enables better utilisation of vehicles and thus helps reduce the total number of vehicles in cities. More than four million customers are already said to be using these carsharing services.

Ride-Hailing with mytaxi, Chauffeur Privé, Clever Taxi and Beat:

It is reported that a total of 15.9 million customers and around 250,000 drivers already use the services of mytaxi, Chauffeur Privé, Clever Taxi (all in Europe) and Beat (South America) – making the company, Intelligent Apps, one of the leading ride-hailing providers in Europe and South America. Innovative offers such as mytaximatch, which allows people who do not know each other to share a taxi at the tap of a finger, also make an important contribution to reducing inner-city traffic.

Parking with ParkNow and Parkmobile Group/Parkmobile:

Ticketless, cashless on-street parking or help reserving and paying for off-street parking in a garage: Parkmobile is said to have reached a total of more than 27 million customers in Europe and North America and offers digital parking solutions in over 1,100 cities. Innovative digital parking services reduce the time and amount of driving involved in finding a parking space. This reduces traffic significantly, as cars searching for parking spaces currently account for around 30% of road traffic.

Charging with ChargeNow and Digital Charging Solutions:

Considered as one of the world’s largest network of public charging stations. Combined with parking privileges in cities, this will support the expansion of electromobility, by helping people integrate this drive technology more easily into their mobility needs.

Mobility services from BMW and Daimler under one roof