ALD to provide car sharing for MaaS Global mobility service
The app launched two years ago in the Finnish capital – joined by the West Midlands in the UK earlier this year – and enables users to subscribe to the app on a monthly package, giving them access to a single mobile service that combines travel options from different transport providers. This covers everything from taxis to public transport, car services or bike sharing for both professional or personal usage.
From July, selected Whim users will be given access to a dedicated pool of ALD Automotive car sharing vehicles in Helsinki. This gives them the “benefits of using a car without any of the commitments that the car ownership brings, which is MaaS Global’s ultimate target,” according to Jarkko Jaakkola, area manager for Finland at MaaS Global.
ALD said the pilot agreement supports its strategy to partner up with innovative partners to broaden the company’s offering and extend the reach of its services.
John Saffrett, chief operating officer at ALD, explained: “With the mobility sector set to evolve considerably in the coming years, MaaS Global was a natural partner for ALD Automotive to explore new channels for offering our services. Our ambition is to be at the forefront of changes in mobility and partnering up with MaaS Global will enable us to benefit from the company’s experience and expertise in the field of Mobility as a Service while broadening our presence in the consumer market.”