The specialised Dutch software and IT-company Pitane Mobility recently concluded two cooperation agreements with Karhoo and HERE.
“Karhoo works slightly differently from many of his rivals such as Uber. It provides a platform for taxi companies to offer fares in the app so that users can choose the provider that suits their needs. For the Netherlands and Flanders taxi companies this can soon be done via the Pitane Mobility network,” the company commented.
The Flit Technologies Group (now part of the Renault Group and the RCI Bank of that group) acquired Karhoo in 2016. A new Karhoo team was put together and the services were restarted in 2017, with a renewed business model and a new business approach.
Flit Technologies Group was subsequently expanded with a collaboration with COMO to create COMO Urban Mobility and with the acquisition of Yuso in 2018. The group now has more than 100 employees and more than 1,000 customers. Together they support the growth of a better urban mobility environment.
With national coverage in the Netherlands and Belgium and very large coverage by taxi companies in major cities, the users of Pitane Mobility will be able to benefit from this unique collaboration in the coming years. Karhoo will offer its trip demands in the Dutch and Belgian market via the Pitane Mobility network.
“Karhoo is already working with the French Railways SNCF to create an innovative new platform called ‘Mon Chauffeur’ that allows travelers on the high-speed trains of the SNCF to book first and last kilometres with a taxi or a private hire vehicle. Censys BV in Eindhoven will link the trips via the Pitane Mobility centres which are equipped with Pitane Mobility Assist version 10 or higher.”
HERE Technologies is a company that offers map and location data and related services to individuals and companies. It is largely in the hands of a consortium of German car manufacturers, while some other companies also have minority interests. The company has more than 6,500 employees worldwide and is owned by BMW, Audi, Daimler and Intel. HERE was founded by Navteq and later taken over by Nokia.
Pitane Mobility is convinced it will be able to offer a fully-fledged alternative to the current integration of Google Maps. “The main reason for integrating HERE is the planned development of new products and services within Pitane Mobility for taxi and coach companies”, the company said. “The main reason for integrating HERE is the planned development of new products and services within Pitane Mobility for taxi and coach companies.”
- Aiming at new markets and services: Pitane Mobility partners with Karhoo and HERE.