ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 60% share of 2getthere. The company offers complete automated transport systems and is located in Utrecht/Netherlands, with offices in San Francisco, Dubai, and Singapore. Applications range from driverless electric transport systems at airports, business, and theme parks to dedicated urban transport infrastructures.
"2getthere has more than three decades of experience in the market of autonomous passenger transport vehicles as well as unique engineering and software competences. This acquisition supports our strategy to become a leading autonomous transportation systems supplier in the booming new mobility market," said Wolf-Henning Scheider, Chairman of the Board of Management at ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
The majority stake in 2getthere complements ZF's existing investments and co-operations, such as the e.GO Moove, a joint venture with e.GO Mobile, which targets the production of the e.GO Mover autonomous minibus, as well as Transdev, an operator and provider of integrated mobility solutions.
"The market for driverless electric transport systems is developing dynamically. We want to continue to lead the market, and the involvement of ZF is helping us to realize our growth plans, accelerate our technology roadmap, and provide the required security for new and existing customers," said Carel C. van Helsdingen, Founder and CEO of 2getthere. "The technological cooperation with ZF will support 2getthere's work for the delivery of mixed traffic applications like Rivium and Brussels Airport."