Karhoo announced a ground-breaking partnership with SNCF Mobilités bringing door-to-door transport services to travellers across France. Karhoo has created an innovative new platform which enables travellers on SNCF’s high-speed trains to book first and last mile journeys by taxi or private hire vehicle.
The service called “Mon Chauffeur” can be accessed through the OUI.sncf app or website (https://monchauffeur.oui.sncf) and started on Wednesday 15 May.
The service will launch in 25 stations across France and will be extended throughout 2019. It marks the first step in a global partnership for the mobility giants. The announcement was made by co-CEOs Nicolas Andine and Boris Pilichowski at the Viva Technology conference, Paris.
By harnessing Karhoo’s real-time cost comparison platform and tapping into its extensive network of 150 fleets in France, SNCF can now provide its customers with a selection of the best offers at the best price, calculated according to the route.
As well as convenience customers will enjoy a high-quality service with a guaranteed reservation and no queuing. The driver will wait for customers at a designated meeting point and adapt to possible schedule changes if needed.
SNCF passengers can book their ride either in advance when purchasing train tickets or on the move by connecting to the train’s WiFi. Thanks to a white-label technology developed by Karhoo and Groupe Renault, the ‘Mon Chauffeur’ service is one of the most powerful and complete on the market. Just as SNCF’s customers will enjoy greater choice so too will fleets on Karhoo’s platform benefit from the increased demand SNCF’s large and frequent customer base will bring.
The number of journeys is expected to grow to a few thousand per day in 2019. “The Mon Chauffeur service marks a milestone moment for Karhoo and the mobility sector,” said
Boris Pilichowski, Co-CEO Karhoo. “Enabling door-to-door transport for SNCF customers takes us a step closer to a truly integrated network while improving the passenger experience tenfold. It is with great pride we unveil the Mon Chauffeur service today which exemplifies Karhoo’s pioneering innovative spirit.”
Jérome Laffon, Marketing Director of SNCF Travel added: “This partnership with Groupe Renault makes it possible to meet the challenges of shared mobility, and we are developing technological solutions to make our customers’ travel even easier. With this new TGV INOUI service, we are simplifying and smoothing our customers’ journeys from the beginning to the end of their journey.”
“Allowing mobility for everyone and everywhere has been part of the Groupe Renault’s DNA since its foundation,” said Aranud Molinié, Groupe Renault Global Mobility Director and President of Karhoo. “SNCF Voyages and Groupe Renault were therefore called upon to join forces to design an offer from the first to the last kilometer: an unprecedented offer since it is able to cover a very large majority of France, while being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for one or more passengers, in business, sharing or family, and at the most advantageous rates on the market.
“Karhoo, our urban mobility platform, benefits from a powerful technology that links taxi and VTC fleets to customers worldwide, aggregating a total of 1.8 million vehicles on six continents. It fully illustrates our company’s ability to put innovation at the heart of a revolutionary mobility offer”.
- Karhoo partners with SNCF to launch ground-breaking mobility platform ‘Mon Chauffeur’, already available at 23 stations in France.