Daimler acquires ridesharing company flinc
Daimler Mobility Services has announced the full acquisition of the Darmstadt-based flinc GmbH, which provides door-to-door ridesharing for short- and medium-haul routes. The start-up launched the flinc platform for short-distance carpooling in 2011. flinc has been integrated into free-floating carsharing platforms, local public transport apps, and app-based navigation systems. Companies use flinc’s corporate ridesharing solution to secure and improve employee mobility.
Jörg Lamparter, head of Mobility Services, said, "Transport options are just as varied as the mobility demands of our customers. Whether flexible carsharing, ride-hailing, or door-to-door ridesharing, with our mobility services, we are able to provide the ideal solution. With flinc, we are taking on an extremely well-coordinated team that brings valuable experience in the field of short-distance ridesharing."
Daimler Mobility Services includes various mobility services such as car2go, moovel, and mytaxi. Daimler is also involved in the companies Blacklane, Careem, FlixBus, Turo, and Via. A reported total of 15 million customers are registered with the various Daimler mobility services in more than 100 cities in Europe, North America, and China.
flinc will continue to operate independently. The founders of the company, Dr. Klaus Dibbern, Michael Hübl, and Benjamin Kirschner will remain in the leadership team. The company was founded in 2010 with the vision of creating new mobility options and distinguishes itself in the areas of business development, business intelligence and software development.