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Transport company ComfortDelGro is trialling MaaS Global’s Whim app in Singapore. The Finnish mobility company secured a €9m funding round for the app in August to support its ambition in revolutionising the way people move.
ComfortDelGro says the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app’s users will be able to access its fleet of taxis as well as transition from a train or a bus or choose to finish the trip on a bicycle.
Kaj Pyyhtiä, MaaS Global co-founder, says the company will use the initiative to enter Asian markets and make MaaS available in the region. MaaS Global began its Whim service in Helsinki, but launched outside Finland earlier this year in Birmingham, UK.
Whim users in Singapore will be able to choose a pay-as-you-go option or subscription plan. The trial will be followed by a commercial launch, which is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2019.