Iomob, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) technology provider, has announced an agreement with Karhoo to offer taxis and private hire vehicles as part of Iomob’s MaaS offerings on projects throughout Europe.
Global aggregator of taxis and private hire vehicles, Karhoo enables any company to offer on demand and pre-booked ground transportation under its own brand. Currently there are 1.8 million vehicles available on the Karhoo mobility platform across 1,500 cities around the world.
Launched in 2017, Iomob stated it is a platform that enables cities and transportation operators to deploy their own branded MaaS applications, which allow users to seamlessly plan, book, pay for and unlock e-mobility options as part of their door-to-door journeys.
Karhoo CEO Boris Pillchowski said, “Karhoo is thrilled to be working with top notch innovators in the mobility space like Iomob. Iomob’s solution marrying scooters and bicycles with taxi and private hire vehicles from Karhoo will be a game changer for customers looking to navigate cities more efficiently.”
“Together, Iomob and Karhoo aspire to power MaaS solutions for cities, regional authorities and private transportation businesses with a pan-European open MaaS solution,” added Pillchowski.
Boyd Cohen, CEO of Iomob said, “We are excited to be partnering with Karhoo to ensure nearly ubiquitous access to end users of mobility services throughout the European Union”
“In Spain alone, Karhoo provides access to more than 30,000 taxis and ridehailing vehicles that can be combined with public transit, rail and micromobility services. This combination can be a powerful force for smart cities seeking to accelerate a transition away from personal car dependence and associated congestion and air contamination,” concluded Cohen.
In addition to its arrangement with Karhoo, Iomob has also secured paid pilot projects with RENFE, Spain’s leading rail service, and with the government of Sweden, having recently won the Sweden Sustainable Mobility Challenge. Iomob is also the winner of Ford’s City of Tomorrow.