Daimler merges Hailo with its Uber-rivalling Mytaxi service


Hailo e-hailing

German automotive giant buys controlling stake in Hailo e-hailing taxi firm; newly reformed company will connect 100,000 taxis

Daimler has purchased a controlling stake in taxi e-hailing company Hailo in order to merge the firm with its own Mytaxi service.

The move will see Daimler’s service connect 100,000 taxis in 50 cities across nine countries, making Mytaxi a stronger rival to Uber and a leading force in Daimler’s move to offer more mobility services.

Daimler brand Mercedes has emphasised particular interest in offering such services, with sales and marketing boss Ola Källenius telling Autocar earlier this year that the brand was already …read more

Source:: Autocar