Karhoo and iVcardo partner for global first and last-mile travel solution

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Ride-hailing platform Karhoo has teamed up with booking and dispatch platform iVcardo in a move that expands its services globally as part of expansion plans.

Karhoo Co-CEO Nicolas Andine

Karhoo Co-CEO Nicolas Andine

The integration of the firm’s services with iVcardo – developed for seamless booking, exchange, fulfilment and billing of passenger transport services on a global scale – will provide Karhoo with increased infrastructure and access to transport operators beyond ride-hailing city strongholds. As such, the partnership will enable Karhoo to work with local fleets in even the most remote areas of the world, expanding its footprint, which currently stands at 1.8 million licensed taxi and private hire vehicle fleets in 1,500 cities across six continents.

The move will also crucially allow Karhoo and its partners to track journeys globally.

iVcardo will initially support Karhoo by connecting the platform with transport operators including taxi, limo, minibus and coach companies across Europe.

Karhoo co-CEO Nicolas Andine said: “By partnering with iVcardo, we will now have the ability to connect with transport operators anywhere in the world instantly.

“Crucially, we will also have ability to track these rides in real time no matter where they are. As Karhoo scales up globally, these factors are absolutely key to our partners.”

iVcardo founder and chairman Simon Gare said: “We believe the dynamic Karhoo model which maximises the opportunities for drivers and vehicles in a safe and responsible fashion is where the world of mobility is heading.

“We are very excited to be working alongside them as they embark upon this period of global growth.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.