Mercedes-Benz teams with ride sharing app in London

A brand new ride-sharing platform in London has been launched and see’s a unique team-up with Mercedes-Benz and app operators ViaVan.

The joint venture is aimed to connect passengers heading in the same direction with a chauffeur driven vehicle in Zones 1 and 2. The operators say the service will provide a cheaper alternative to Uber whilst maintaining a ‘strong corporate ethos’.

Chris Snyder, CEO of ViaVan commented; “Londoners deserve innovative transportation solutions that are safe, convenient, and affordable. ViaVan is a different kind of company. We have social responsibility built into our DNA. Our mission is to power truly dynamic mass transit systems, which reduce congestion in our cities while offering drivers the opportunity to earn a decent living. We are delighted to launch in London and to finally give Londoners an alternative to expensive and inefficient private car services

Initially set-up in New York, it has now been launched in Amsterdam as well as London, with more cities in the company’s sights.

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