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BlaBlaCar buys “Less” for undisclosed amount

French startup BalBlaCar acquires another French carpooling platform for an undisclosed amount. The younger company “Less” focuses on short-distance carpooling as opposed to BlaBlaCar’s long distance. The strategy behind the acquisition is to consolidate the rides-haring space and position BlaBlaCar as a top player.

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Bangladesh’s Pathao raises more than $10 million


Before we publish here, we publish on our website. Check out the most important mobility news globally on a weekly basis. This is what happened last week:

Didi officially launches in Toluca, Mexico

It is official! China’s Didi Chuxing, one of the biggest ride-hailing companies in the world has launched in Mexico. The ride-hailing company has started its operations in Toluca, Mexico.

Didi said in a statement:

“Following in-depth market research and supported by the close collaboration between the local DiDi Mexico team and research teams in California and Beijing, China, DiDi adapts and brings DiDi’s advanced algorithm models and safety technologies developed in China to the Mexico market.”

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Ola Invests in Vogo


Welcome to Splyt’s weekly news highlights, the place where you can find the most important news about mobility globally every Tuesday. Follow us for a weekly update. To find out more about our solutions, please visit www.splyt.com. Here’s what happened last week:

CarTrawler & Splyt unlock on-demand transportation for airline mobile apps

Last week, CarTrawler and Splyt announced their new partnership to bring on-demand transportation to airline app users.

Philipp Mintchin, Splyt CEO, said: “This new partnership is beneficial for both CarTrawler’s clients and our ride-hailing partners. Airlines working with CarTrawler can provide added value to their users by offering on-demand mobility, wherever they go. Together, we offer travellers a seamless experience when landing in a foreign country. At the same time, our ride-hailing partners benefit from additional ride-requests from travellers who would not typically be registered with them.”

Bobby Healy, CTO CarTrawler, said: “Our customers spend over 2 billion days a…


Welcome to Splyt’s weekly news highlights, the place where you can find the most important news about mobility globally every Tuesday. Follow us for a weekly update. To find out more about our mobility solutions, please visit www.splyt.com. Here’s what happened last week:

Ola will offer rider’s insurance & acquires Ridlr

As a way to differentiate itself from the competition, Ola announced that it will offer in-trip insurance to riders. In a country like India where road accidents are quite frequent, this might be a great perk for users. Customers will need to opt in and pay a small fee for the service per ride. On another front, Ola has acquired startup Ridlr which offers information about public transport and routing. The Indian company has been focused on offering a service tailored to Indian needs as a opposed to one-size-fits-all and this acquisition will help it improve its navigation tech.

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Welcome to Splyt’s weekly news highlights, the place where you can find the most important news about mobility globally every Tuesday. Follow us for a weekly update. To find out more about our mobility solutions, please visit www.splyt.com. Here’s what happened last week:

Ola will offer rider’s insurance & acquires Ridlr

As a way to differentiate itself from the competition, Ola announced that it will offer in-trip insurance to riders. In a country like India where road accidents are quite frequent, this might be a great perk for users. Customers will need to opt in and pay a small fee for the service per ride. On another front, Ola has acquired startup Ridlr which offers information about public transport and routing. The Indian company has been focused on offering a service tailored to Indian needs as a opposed to one-size-fits-all and this acquisition will help it improve its navigation tech.

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Welcome to our weekly news highlights, the place where you‘ll find the most important information in the urban mobility space. Follow us to keep updated, we post every Tuesday! Here is what happened last week:

Follow up story: Uber sells its Southeast Asian operations to Grab

With a 27.5% stake in Grab and a seat at the company’s board, Uber exits the 8 Southeast Asian countries where it operates.

The deal “will help us double down on our plans for growth as we invest heavily in our products and technology,” Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO

Two weeks after the merger of operations, Uber users in these 8 countries will be prompted to sign up for Grab. The question remains, what will happen to foreigners visiting the highly touristic region?

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Go-Jek plans to expand in SEA


Welcome to our weekly news roundup. Last week, ride-hailing saw roaming partnerships being formed and support from its users but also faced growth halts. Self-driving seems to powered by partnerships and bike-sharing gains an investing momentum. Follow Splyt for a weekly update on the most important mobility news.

Kakao to allow roaming with Japan

Kakao has announced its ambitions to enable Korean Kakao Mobility users to hail a ride in Japan through a roaming partnership with Japan Taxi. Kakao is said to be interested in such partnership due to the large number of Korean tourists who visit Japan each year. Efforts to physically expand their mobility services to Japan have been obstructed by the strict regulatory system so the best way to keep their users on board when abroad, was through a roaming partnership.

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Istanbul’s Taxi drivers want Uber out


Welcome to our weekly news roundup. Last week, ride-hailing saw roaming partnerships being formed and support from its users but also faced growth halts. Self-driving seems to powered by partnerships and bike-sharing gains an investing momentum. Follow Splyt for a weekly update on the most important mobility news.

Kakao to allow roaming with Japan

Kakao has announced its ambitions to enable Korean Kakao Mobility users to hail a ride in Japan through a roaming partnership with Japan Taxi. Kakao is said to be interested in such partnership due to the large number of Korean tourists who visit Japan each year. Efforts to physically expand their mobility services to Japan have been obstructed by the strict regulatory system so the best way to keep their users on board when abroad, was through a roaming partnership.

Read more here:

Istanbul’s Taxi drivers want Uber out


Welcome to our weekly news highlights, the place where you‘ll find the most important information in the urban mobility space. Follow us to keep updated, we post every Tuesday! Here is what happened last week:

Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing market

Uber and Grab are said to be in talks to strike a deal similar to what Didi and Uber made in China. Sources close to the deal say that Uber has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian operations to Grab. The deal would entail Uber owning around 30% stake in Grab, making the ride-hailing space even more intertwined.

Two-wheel ride-sharing


Welcome to the weekly news roundup by Splyt, the place where you can find the most important news in the Urban Mobility space. This week, we have divided the headlines into general topics. We hope you enjoy the read!

M&A and Investments

Similarly to the deal between Sixt and BWM, Europcar has now sold its 25% stake in car2Go to Daimler. Rumour has it that the two German automakers will merge their carsharing units, DriveNow and car2Go. Fully owning the firms could definitely signal preparations for this merger.

The Indian ride-hailing company Ola, is said to be in talks with Temasek (Singapore’s sovereign…

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