Automakers Partner for Mobility Services

By Staff Writer April 02, 2018

The BMW Group and Daimler AG are joining forces to offer customers a single source for sustainable urban mobility services. The two companies signed an agreement to merge their mobility services business units. Subject to examination and approval by the responsible competition authorities, the BMW Group and Daimler AG plan to combine and strategically expand their existing on-demand mobility offering in the areas of CarSharing, Ride-Hailing, Parking, Charging and Multimodality. Each company will hold a 50-percent stake in a joint-venture model comprising both companies' mobility services. The two companies will remain competitors in their respective core businesses.


The aim of this transaction is to become a leading provider of innovative mobility services. Both automotive manufacturers aim to shape the mobility of the future to be able to offer their customers unique experiences and support their partners, such as cities and communes, in achieving sustainable urban mobility.


“As pioneers in automotive engineering, we will not leave the task of shaping future urban mobility to others,” said Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz. “There will be more people than ever before without a car who will still want to be extremely mobile.”

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