Mobility-as-a-Service provider Iomob (the Internet of Mobility) has signed an agreement with Karhoo to integrate the aggregator’s global taxi and private hire content.

Launched in 2017, Iomob’s platform enables cities and transportation operators to deploy their own branded MaaS applications, which allow users to plan, book, pay for and “unlock” e-mobility options as part of their door-to-door journeys.

The Karhoo platform allows companies to offer on-demand and pre-booked ground transportation under their own brands. It currently has 1.8 million vehicles available across 1,500 cities globally. Under the partnership, Iomob will integrate this inventory as part of its offerings on projects throughout Europe.

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.”

Iomob chief executive Boyd Cohen added: “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 ride-hailing 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.”

Karhoo has formed a number of international partnerships this year, including deals with French state rail operator SNCF, Moses and iVcardo.;

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