COUP now also (partly) available on Android
So far COUP’s electric scooters were for iPhone users only. Now the Bosch and BCG joint venture is aiming to also add owners of Android devices to their user base by enabling them to book their vehicles. Unfortunately, opening the scooters still requires a special Bluetooth connection that only some devices can create.
According to Coup the following ones should work for sure:
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- HTC 10
- LG Nexus 5X
- SONY Xperia Z5
- BQ Aquaris X5
- OnePlus 3T
- Motorola Moto G4
In case your phone is not on the list, still just give it a try. Otherwise, there are still emmy’s red electric scooters that are already available on all our platforms. Coup is already featured in our iOS app and soon Android will follow.
By the way, both providers, Emmy and COUP, have recently announced they will strongly increase their offer in the coming weeks and months. So Berlin can definitely look forward to a scootery summer.
Multicity upgrades business zone
Multicity vehicles can now be booked and parked in even more areas around the capital. While Messegelände will no longer be covered, the business zone grows especially in the North and South of Berlin. Several areas outside the S-Bahnring were added.
Since a couple of weeks ago, Multicity also offers parking at Tegel Airport (near the ARWE gas station). Untill the end of March you even save on the fee.
The story must go on: GHM Mobile Development GmbH sells its majority share to the PSA Group – Carjump will now be known as Free2Move
Berlin, 2 February 2017 – GHM Mobile Development GmbH, developer of the car sharing app Carjump, sold its majority share to PSA Group in December 2016. The Carjump app has been renamed and will be known as Free2Move with immediate effect. The Free2Move platform is an essential pillar of PSA Group’s global ‘new mobility’ strategy. Free2Move is available in Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Other countries, such as Spain, France and the Netherlands, are planned.
The introduction of Free2Move is another significant step in the PSA Group’s international expansion and product development. The Group’s ‘Push to Pass’ strategic plan envisages an increased focus on mobility services. The company is aiming to become the leading provider of mobility solutions and services. To this end, PSA Group has invested in a growing number of car sharing operators since mid-2016, including GHM Mobile Development GmbH. ‘Our goal is to provide the most convenient mobility services, anywhere, anytime. In that respect, an application allowing the use of multiple mobility services providers within one single user interface is a significant step forward,’ said Brigitte Courtehoux, Head of the Connected Services and New Mobility Solutions Business Unit at PSA Group.
Managing Directors Michel Stumpe and Fabian Kofler will continue to manage the app under its new name, Free2Move. Contractual agreements with existing car sharing providers will also be maintained and expanded further. This includes protecting the users’ data and maintaining the services’ independence.
‘We are very proud to have developed from a local start-up to a successful international business in such a short period of time. This support from the PSA Group will allow us to extend our network of partners as well as our global footprint and to make them accessible to our users. The mission remains the same – to build a neutral platform for new mobility services that encompasses all providers,’ announced Michel Stumpe.
Carjump becomes Free2Move
New design. New name. Same great App.
Free2Move is more than just a re-branding - it is our new mobility concept.
Of course, we will keep all the functionality that you love. You will still be able to see all available cars, scooters and bikes around you, to filter them by type, provider or size, reserve them, and even open them straight from the app.
We are excited about extending our offer to more and more international markets. Also, we will be shipping lots of exciting features and implement more providers for you very soon. Check what is happening at free2move.com/news periodically to get the latest insights on carsharing and see what’s new in the app.
We are happy that you are part in this journey.
CarUnity & tamyca will become one
Starting in February, CarUnity and tamyca will merge their operations into a single platform under the name tamyca. With their powers combined, the newly risen tamyca will provide the largest number of privately shared cars of all networks in Germany.
On January 31, all CarUnity accounts will be transferred to the die tamyca platform. Good news for the CarUnity users: this has no effect on their comprehensive insurance through R+V Insurances.
Since you can see cars from both providers in the round-trip pane of our map, there is no large change for you: you will see essentially the same number of cars, but their icons might switch from one moment to the next.
Of course, you will get a free mention on our Facebook channel if you send us a movie/gif of the moment this transition takes place in your app.
MultiCity parking spots at Tegel airport Berlin
Sometimes, public transport is not the smoothest way to get to the airport. Connections can be poor, you might be pressed for time on your business trip, or you don't feel like riding the S-Bahn and bus with your luggage. And then airport parking – that can be a drag, and expensive, too. So why not take a shared car! If your journey involves the Berlin airport at Tegel, TXL, you can now use MultiCity cars to get you there:
The carsharing provider not only extended their business zones to include the parking spaces there, but made sure to reserve parking spaces for you.
And here's the cracker: To sweeten the deal for you and get you started now, MultiCity will pay the 4 Euro airport parking fee for you until March 31, 2017.
So: Have an extra-smooth trip!