” What we want is to be the benchmark partner for smart cities », Underlined Hiba Farès, director in charge of customer experience, services and marketing at RATP.
” With this alliance, we are giving ourselves the concrete means. We will explore with Mappy a universe where the possibilities are numerous “.
Third most consulted platform in France, after Google Maps and Waze, Mappy has just been acquired by RATP, the group announced on Monday, November 2, in a press release. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.
Stage 1: the Paris region
Next step for both companies: “ combine their services in a single application and include the possibility of reserving and paying for their journeys directly from a mobile phone », Explains the RATP. First in Île-de-France, then once the solution has been tested, the group will be able to offer it to other cities and regions.
Across the country, Mappy’s multimodal comparator will integrate new partners and thus offer an offer combining car, park and ride facilities and public transport.
RATP and Solocal, hand in hand
” It is with great pride that we sell this asset to the RATP group which becomes, with this agreement, a long-term strategic partner », Underlined Pierre Danon, CEO of Solocal, former parent company of Mappy.
” This sale is in line with our strategy of refocusing on our strategic businesses », He clarified. ” Mappy will continue to be the cartographic solution and route planner for our PagesJaunes site and our customers will be able to continue to benefit from preferential visibility on the Mappy media. “.