29% of French people choose the multimodality in their daily journeys in 2016, 8 points more than in 2014, according to a survey of the Observatory of Emerging Mobility and research firm Chronos. A trend that has not escaped Mappy, which now aggregates all mobility options and offers its users the most relevant modes of transport according to their journey.
“We have entered into many partnerships to offer today the most comprehensive solution on the market”
The new tricolor brand comparator is already available on iPhone, iPad, and Android and will be on the fixed and mobile web in the first quarter of 2017. A project that took two years of work for the 80 or so employees of the company. company and about twenty external service providers: “We have entered into numerous partnerships to offer today the most comprehensive solution on the market, with the traditional Voyages-SNCF and the Île-de-France Transport Syndicate, but also Uber, BlaBlaCar, Omnibus, and soon Autolib ‘and G7.We integrate the public transport of 3,800 cities in France and even the free bike service available in a dozen municipalities in France, including Paris with Vélib’ “says Bruno Dachary, CEO of Mappy. The company also works with the street furniture specialist, including connected bus stops, JCDecaux, and the real-time passenger information specialist Kisio Digital.
“We are in a logic of healthy competition between the actors”
Specifically, when the user searches for a journey from point A to point B, Mappy offers the fastest route or the cheapest, according to the request, and announces the estimated price and transport time. “These are the two most important information for the user but we plan to integrate in the future the carbon footprint of the journey,” says Bruno Dachary.
If we had stayed on the simple long-distance route, we would not have as many followers, we now have a high-performance solution for both short and long journeys. throughout the French territory, “he says.
Mappy also wants to make the competition work and no partnership can be exclusive: “We are in a logic of healthy competition between players. We discuss for example with Chauffeur Privé, the main competitor of Uber in France, for also integrate, “says the general manager of the company founded in 1987.
And in this market Bruno Dachary does not hide his ambitions: “We will continue to add progressively other companies relevant to mobility at the national and local level.
Mappy will present this new service at the festival of urban mobility Autonomy, whose JDN is a partner, which will take place from 7 to 9 October 2016 at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris (metro Porte de Pantin). Find here the list of exhibitors, the conference program and the ticket office.