MOIA, the new mobility company in the Volkswagen Group, is taking over the Finnish software company Split Finland Oy. As a wholly owned MOIA subsidiary the Espoo-based company will be known as MOIA Finland Oy. The main tasks of the team led by co-founder Teemu Sihvola will include the development of the pooling algorithms that will be used to manage MOIA’s ride-pooling concept.
“We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues in Finland who have pioneered the digital ride-pooling. Their competence and experience will play an important role in the development of MOIA,” says Ole Harms, MOIA’s CEO. “From now on, Finland will be our expert hub and development location for the pooling algorithms behind MOIA’s shuttle-on-demand.”
Split Finland was founded in 2011 as Ajelo Oy. Up to 2015 the Finnish start-up developed the software behind the ride-pooling concept Kutsuplus, which was operated by Helsinki Region Transport. The US-basedride-pooling company Split took over Ajelo in 2014 with the goal of using its software to develop a ride-pooling concept in Washington D.C.
“Our shuttle-on-demand represents the transition of the well-known ‘dial-a-ride’ concept into the digital age. Split Finland’s pooling algorithm will be an important pillar for our future shuttle offering,” explains Robert Henrich, […]