car2go Purchases Mobile App RideScout

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

car2go North America LLC — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corp. and a brand of moovel GmbH — has acquired RideScout LLC, a app-based mobility platform that allows users to search and compare ground transportation options.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed; the transaction was completed on Sept. 2, says the company.

Founded in 2011, RideScout is managed by Joseph Kopser and Craig Cummings. Offering more than 300 mobility providers for users to choose from a one-stop mobile application, RideScout is available in 69 U.S. cities, says the company.

After the acquisition, RideScout will operate as a subsidiary of car2go North America and will continue to operate at its headquarters in Austin, Texas, according to the company.

“Robert Henrich [CEO of moovel Gmbh] and I share a vision for a better future in mobility for all — one where people travel from place to place seamlessly, rethinking the definition of car ownership,” said Kopser, co-founder and CEO of RideScout. “I am thrilled that RideScout is working with car2go to expand this vision. Our partnership enables us to build a better product for our users and our customers, helping people make better transportation decisions in an emerging transportation marketplace and improving quality of life for all.”

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