Fusion of Via’s technology with the engineering of Mercedes-Benz Vans creates the perfect match for efficient, affordable and sustainable on-demand shared rides. Through the joint venture, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via will bring Via’s on-demand shuttle service, already successful in New York, Chicago and Washington D.C., to European metropolises. London will be the first city to launch the joint service this year. The joint venture will also partner with public transit operators across Europe, licensing Via’s On-Demand Shuttle Operating System to enable cities to significantly improve mobility while reducing congestion without incurring any additional infrastructure costs.
Long term strategic cooperation to design and build vans optimized for on-demand shared rides, including integration of Via’s software with on-board vehicle sensors, electric drive, and autonomous driving.