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RATP buys Mappy to compete with Google Maps

RATP announces that it has taken over the French map service Mappy. After Google Maps and Waze, it is the third provider in the field of everyday mobility in France. The amount of the buyback will not be disclosed.

According to RATP, Mappy has a very specific goal: to develop a French leader in digital mobility. The two groups combine their services in a single application. This includes the ability to book and pay for trips directly from a smartphone. Availability will take place in the course of 2021.

New functions have already been mentioned:

In Île-de-France, RATP’s digital services include a complete map of the region. There will also be pedestrian and bicycle GPS as well as the addresses of professionals “around me”. It will be possible to book and pay for trips there. The Mappy service is also being improved nationwide. The multimodal comparator will integrate new partners and provide a combined offer for car, park and transit as well as public transport in order to meet the challenges of ecological and regional accessibility. Users can also easily book and pay for their trips there. The inquiring metropolises and regions also have the right to a specific application

RATP buys Mappy as a French leader

Mappy lists 13 modes of transport, 25 mobility operators and more than 12 million visitors per month on its application and website. There are more than 5 million points of interest. A total of 4.7 billion routes were calculated in 2019.

“Together with Mappy we are presenting the mobility of tomorrow. We want to be THE benchmark partner for smart cities, ”says Hiba Farès, Director for Customer Experience, Service and Marketing at RATP. “With this alliance we give ourselves the concrete means. With Mappy we will explore a universe in which there are numerous possibilities. “Adds the manager.