SIXT to expand on-demand ride hailing service in the UK with Jyrney integration

SIXT to expand on-demand ride hailing service in the UK with Jyrney integration

The car hire firm will launch the service in 10 cities having agreed partnership with the mobility tech platform

Car rental firm SIXT has agreed a partnership with mobility technology platform Jyrney has to extend its ride-hailing services across the UK. 

The partnership will see SIXT customers offered access to trusted taxi and minicab operators in 10 launch cities as the firm expands is mobility offering. 

The launch cities are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Luton, Bristol and London.

Integration between the two companies’ technologies enhances SIXT’s on-demand ride-hailing capabilities in the UK and Ireland. 

Jyrney’s software enables SIXT ride customers to access on-demand rides in any of the 10 launch cities. 

The firm has direct links with established  local private hire companies, giving SIXT wider access to multiple operators through a single source. 

SIXT said the integrations enables its customers to access one of the largest digitally connected networks across the cities.

Customers can book rides via the SIXT app which is based on the mobility platform ONE, which offers an integrated premium mobility service in private and commercial vehicle rental, car sharing, ride hailing and car subscriptions in one dashboard. 

ONE allows for the services of other well-known cooperation partners like Jyrney to be combined within SIXT’s offering. 

This gives SIXT customers worldwide access to a fleet of more than 200,000 vehicles, the services of 1,500 cooperation partners and around 1.5m drivers.

Konrad Thoma, senior vice president of SIXT ride, said: “With the integration to Jyrney, SIXT will make a step-change in the availability of on-demand services in the UK and Ireland. 

“Jyrney’s algorithm will ensure we provide the closest, best value and highest quality offer based on our customers’ individual preferences. 

“Following our highly successful strategy in Germany, we will connect customers to the best private hire and taxi operators, alongside our existing pre-booked ride services and vehicle rental, all of which are available in the SIXT app.” 

Daniel Price, co-founder and chief executive of Jyrney, added: “The partnership between Jyrney and SIXT is strategically important for us. 

“It validates our vision to make mobility services, such as private hire and taxi, more connected and easier to access for both consumers and business travellers. 

“Our goal is to expand the network we offer in the future, opening new markets for SIXT ride via our partnership. SIXT is known for its forward-thinking digital strategy, and we are thrilled to assist in delivering a world-class mobility solution.”