The world’s first mobility as a service operator MaaS Global from Finland is starting operations in Singapore, and will be partnering with ComfortDelGro, one of the world’s largest land transport companies. Other partners who will be announced soon include major car rental companies, car sharing, bike share and scooter share operators as well as public transport in Singapore.
The Whim mobile app brings all means of transport, from train, bus to taxis, car sharing and bikes under one subscription. It is revolutionising the way people travel, replacing the necessity of private car ownership with a flexible service that fulfills all mobility needs. Our subscribers can choose a monthly package, which suits their needs to cover all their daily journeys, or just pay-as-they-go.
Mr Ang Wei Neng, CEO of ComfortDelGro Singapore Taxi Business said: “We are pleased to collaborate with MaaS Global so that our commuters will have another channel to book from Singapore’s largest taxi fleet. The integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility application provides a seamless digital offering for our customers to enhance their travel experience.”
“We are proud to start our operations in Singapore with the most progressive partners. We feel that this is the perfect way to enter the Asian markets and bring mobility as a service available in the region. Finding the right partners is key for our success.” says Kaj Pyyhtiä, the co-founder of MaaS Global.
Whim service is already running in Helsinki, Birmingham and Antwerp. Whim is the market leader and has around 60 000 active users and 1,85 million trips made.
MaaS Global will start piloting Whim service this year in Singapore and the commercial launch is planned in Q1 2019.