Mobly and Europ Assistance launch alternative MaaS app
Insurance start-up Mobly, a subsidiary of Baloise, and Europ Assistance are launching a new MaaS (Mobility as a Service) app designed for alternative mobility solutions. With MovEasy, clients and employees of partnered companies can book and use a series of alternative transport solutions, from shared cars to bicycles or taxis. The app also allows stranded motorists to choose a different answer to replacement cars.
“We aren’t only an insurance company anymore; we want to be a provider of mobility services,” declares Hans De Mondt, CEO of Mobly. In partnership with Europ Assistance, the Antwerp start-up and subsidiary of Baloise launches the MovEasy app.
“This new platform allows clients and employees of partnered companies to book and use a series of alternative transport solutions. In an emerging market, many players refuse to integrate their solutions; we don’t. We want to make it easy for each company and as open as possible,” continues the CEO.
Just like with other MaaS apps such as Modalizy from OCTA+, Olympus Mobility, or Skipr from D’Ieteren, Users of the app will be able to book and use bicycles, shared cars, or even taxis, and public transport.
MovEasy also aims at being a software developer for other partners. The app, created in Belgium, also plans to expand to Europe. According to both companies, new partnerships could be announced by 2021.
“Globally, every year, we make more than 10 000 replacement vehicles available in Belgium for an equivalent of 56 000 days. However, we have noted that cars aren’t always the best solution to move about temporarily. As of now, using MovEasy, stranded travelers will be given a choice to get around on alternative transport solutions until their vehicle is available again,” explains Fernando Diaz, CEO of Europ Assistance Belgium.