Karhoo is partnering with SNCF to deliver the Mon Chauffeur service through an integrated mobility platform that enables train passengers to book first- and last-mile journeys.
Taxi-hailing start-up Karhoo has joined forces with SNCF Mobilités to introduce a new mobility platform.
The aim is to bring “door-to-door” transport services through the platform which enables travellers on French rail operator SNCF’s high-speed trains to book first- and last-mile journeys by taxi or private hire vehicle.
The service called “Mon Chauffeur” will launch in 25 stations across France and will be extended throughout 2019. It can be accessed through the app or website.
According to the partners, by harnessing Karhoo’s real-time cost comparison platform and tapping into its network of 150 fleets in France, SNCF can provide its customers with a selection of the best offers at the best price, calculated according to the route.
SNCF passengers can book their ride either in advance when purchasing train tickets or on the move by connecting to the train’s wi-fi.
“The Mon Chauffeur service marks a milestone moment for Karhoo and the mobility sector. Enabling door-to-door transport for SNCF customers takes us a step closer to a truly integrated network while improving the passenger experience 10-fold,” said Boris Pilichowski, co-CEO Karhoo.
“It is with great pride we unveil the Mon Chauffeur service today which exemplifies Karhoo’s pioneering innovative spirit.”
The companies predict the number of journeys will increase to a few thousand per day in 2019.
"Enabling door-to-door transport for SNCF customers takes us a step closer to a truly integrated network"
“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,” added Jérome Laffon, marketing director of SNCF Travel.
“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, president of Karhoo, and global mobility director, Groupe Renault (Karhoo’s joint owner).
“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.”
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