Here Mobility has launched its Mobility Marketplace in London, offering access to transport services in the capital from one platform, with live schedule updates, pricing comparisons, and booking options.
The mobility unit of Here Technologies, Here Mobility says the platform will debut at the London Tech Week conference.
It aims to improve the ease with which mobility providers can serve transit demand and alleviate congestion, and help businesses understand and meet customers’ mobility needs, while providing mobility suppliers access to the widest market possible.
“With over 1.5 million people moving to cities worldwide every week, cities are desperately seeking ways to help people travel from A to B,” said Liad Itzhak, SVP head of mobility at Here. “Yet many cities are seeing their transit networks dominated by a few big players, creating monopolies that make transit ineffective.
“Here Mobility takes a holistic approach to transportation by providing an open mobility system that updates in real-time as new transit suppliers emerge. This type of platform has the power to help cities facing rapid population growth understand what transit resources exist and what gaps remain to be filled.”
Since Here Mobility’s launch in January 2018, transportation suppliers from more than 120 cities in Europe, the US and Latin America have joined the Here Mobility Marketplace.
Among those to partner with Here Mobility in London is CityFleet Networks and Green Tomato Cars.
CityFleet is a member of the transport giant ComfortDelGro Corporation, one of the world’s largest land transport companies.
The partnership will provide access to London’s largest licensed taxi circuit with CityFleet owning and operating Comcab and having recently acquired Dialacab.
Comcab also operate licensed Taxis in Liverpool and Aberdeen. Green Tomato Cars is London's largest ultra-low emission car service and the first company to operate with a hybrid fleet. It is owned by Transdev, a global transportation giant operating in 19 countries.
In addition to debuting its Mobility Marketplace kiosk at London Tech Week, Here Mobility will host a live Smart City demo showing how their Mobility Marketplace can help cities optimise transit planning and ride efficiency.
Here Mobility’s Liad Itzhak will speak at the TechXLR keynote panel, Innovation in Transportation: The Ecosystem Earthquake at 11am on June 13 at the ExCeL, London, alongside panelists from InMotion ventures and Meridian Mobility.