The Belgian smart mobility company Be-Mobile, with Proximus and the own management as main shareholders acquired all of the share capital of its French sector partner Mediamobile. Mediamobile, a subsidiary of the French group TDF based in Paris, specializes in providing real-time traffic information for car navigation systems of Renault, BMW, Volvo, Toyota and Volkswagen, among others. The acquisition was fully financed with own resources.
“The acquisition strengthens our position in the automotive industry and increases the coverage of our traffic management services in France, Germany, the Nordics and Poland, where Mediamobile is active today,” according to Jan Cools, CEO of Be-Mobile. The combined turnover of Be-Mobile and Mediamobile totaled more than 40 million euros in 2017. Be-Mobile has the ambition to grow into a European market leader in smart mobility. The acquisition of Mediamobile is an important step in the context of this ambition.
Be-Mobile provides services for monitoring and controlling traffic flows, intelligent toll collection, parking and public transport through 4411 (service payment via smartphone) and also owns the popular Dutch app Flitsmeister. Last year, the company introduced so-called C-ITS (Cooperative ITS) applications to bring real time information about traffic lights, speed advice and warnings for approaching ambulances in real time to the dashboard of the vehicle. This new development puts Be-Mobile on-track for delivering a neutral platform for road authorities to eventually guide autonomous vehicles over their road network.
Be-Mobile is Proximus’ partner in the domain of smart mobility solutions offered to the professional market, Smart Cities, event companies, logistic companies, etc. and integrates Be-Mobile’s mobility budget tool in Proximus’ new workplace solution.
Be-Mobile is market leader in the field of ‘smart mobility’ and gives road managers, public transport companies, navigation players, car manufacturers and logistics companies the technological solutions to pave the way for travellers to a smoother daily mobility.
Be-Mobile helps traffic managers in their task to make traffic safer and smoother, by using the power of connected vehicles and travellers, combining data from smartphones or moving vehicles within the Be-Mobile Big Data Platform with data from roadside sensors or existing databases with multimodal and parking info.
Powerful algorithms determine at any time which mobility advice can best be displayed on variable traffic signs, in smartphone apps or on the dashboard of the vehicle. Be-Mobile thus forms the bridge between road managers, parking operators and public transport companies on the one hand and connected vehicles and navigation applications on the other hand.
Guiding the traveler to a free parking space and the worry-free settlement of the payment with 4411 is one of Be-Mobile’s showcases, just like the popular Dutch navigation service Flitsmeister.
Press contact: Jan Cools (+32 495 280 880 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mediamobile is the foremost real-time premium traffic information service provider in France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Poland. Mediamobile powers GPS in-car navigation systems and portable devices as well as smartphone applications and web services. Mediamobile, via its V-Traffic branded services, aims at improving travelers’ mobility and safety. Mediamobile is continually developing innovative solutions in order to offer the qualitative content and reliable services addressing the demand of the smart mobility and the autonomous car. www.v-traffic.com – www.mediamobile.com