Moovit adds Link scooters to MaaS offering

  • December 13, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Intel mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) subsidiary Moovit has added Link e-scooters to its service for millions of users across North America and Europe.

Thanks to a partnership with Massachusetts-based Superpedestrian, Link’s parent company, commuters can access multiple public and private transit services in the free Moovit app and discover convenient and efficient travel options that save them time and reduce the need for a car for first and last kilometre options.

Through the partnership, Moovit users will be able to view in real time where a Link vehicle is available nearby, how long it will take to walk there and compare e-scooter rides with other modes of local transportation to select the option that best suits their needs.

“Shared micromobility is becoming an increasingly integral part of urban transportation systems, especially as a first and last mile for public transit users,” said Haya Verwoord Douidri, vice president at Superpedestrian. “It’s important to us that scooters replace car trips and complement other modes of transit. Collaborating with Moovit is an obvious necessity to ensure riders can choose their best route. They have been a wonderful partner to work with and we look forward to continuing our work to connect communities sustainably, efficiently and affordably.”

Moovit simplifies urban mobility all around the world, making getting around town via transit easier and additional multi-modal services more convenient. By combining information from public transit operators and authorities with live information from the user community, Moovit offers travellers a real-time picture, including the best route for the journey, service alerts and get-off notifications.

“Offering more alternative options that can easily get people to their destinations is a critical component of a MaaS platform, which is why we are excited about our expansion with Superpedestrian,” said Yovav Meydad, chief marketing officer at Moovit. “The partnership will offer users the ability to travel sustainably, whether for the entire journey or by using Link e-scooters in combination with public transit, furthering our mission to decrease congestion and pollution.”

Israeli firm Moovit was acquired by Intel in 2020 to join forces with Mobileye and advance its MaaS strategy. Moovit’s iOS, Android and web apps guide people in getting around town effectively and conveniently, using any mode of transport. Introduced in 2012, it now serves over a billion users in more than 3400 cities across 112 countries.

Spun out of MIT in 2013 with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Superpedestrian specialises in human-scale mobility and transportation robotics. It holds more than 40 patents in electrified vehicle technologies and artificial intelligence. Link was launched in 2020 and operates in 50 cities worldwide.