ViaVan launches revolutionary shared ride service in Milton Keynes

Added: 13 November 2018

ViaVan launches revolutionary shared ride service in Milton Keynes

ViaVan, the joint venture between Via, the world’s experts in on-demand shared transit, and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has launched a new shared ride service in Milton Keynes.

It is the fourth city launch for ViaVan, following Amsterdam, London and Berlin earlier this year.

The service will utilise Via’s algorithm to dynamically route Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourers, allowing passengers to book a shared van through the ViaVan app.

“We are proud to be working closely with ViaVan to establish Milton Keynes as the first city outside of London in the UK to benefit from this service,” Simon Neill, the Sales Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK, said.  “The bundling of rides will help to ease the traffic in the city and at the same time, many commuters to the capital will see a real benefit in terms of end-to-end mobility.”

By grouping multiple passengers into a single shared vehicle, ViaVan can reduce congestion and emissions, providing an inexpensive, eco-friendly and convenient transportation alternative.

“ViaVan was formed to reengineer urban transit in Europe,” Chris Snyder, the CEO of ViaVan, said.

“Over the next few years, we’re increasingly going to see cities and towns asking how they can provide their residents with transportation that provides the same ease and convenience as private car ownership, and yet still achieves the same environmental and congestion-reducing benefits mass transit.  ViaVan is the solution, a platform that integrates with existing transit infrastructure and enables residents to seamlessly travel within the greater London-Milton Keynes area.” 

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