It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already coming to a close–it’s been a truly incredible year at HERE Mobility. As we gear up for CES 2019, it’s humbling to look back and reflect on our journey to this point.
The launch of the HERE Mobility Marketplace and Mobility Dispatch at CES 2018 really set the tone for a big year. Introducing people to an open and competitive marketplace resonated with businesses and confirmed what we knew all along; there is a great need for change in this industry.
Just a couple of months later, we completed our first organic ride through the HERE Mobility Marketplace. Using our self-service Kiosk, riders from the Merkspace coworking space in Amsterdam booked a ride and were taken to their destination. Our vision was coming to life.
In May, we called on developers to participate in the HERE Mobility Hackathon and challenged them create a new mobile app or add new features to their existing app based on our Mobility SDK which was distributed to a small group in a closed beta. The response was unbelievable and the final five teams went head-to-head at TechCrunch Tel Aviv in June. Watching the teams show off their ideas and understand the value and capabilities of our SDK was inspiring and helped us pave the way for the official launch of the HERE Mobility SDK at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco in September.
At London Tech Week, we presented our vision for Smart Cities based on our smart mobility solutions to build a better future. The HERE Mobility Marketplace creates the versatility and visibility needed to make transportation in cities more connected, efficient, and flexible.
In September, we made a splash at TechCrunch Disrupt, announcing the HERE Mobility SDK, which gives developers access to the HERE Mobility Marketplace, enabling them to integrate all mobility services into any app. We are enabling endless ways to consume mobility services through our Mobility Marketplace without limiting the customer experience to just one.
At HERE Mobility, we’re continuing to work hard to develop solutions that will empower business and consumers alike. Today, we are in full swing preparing for CES 2019 where we’ll be returning with yet another piece of our holistic mobility solution.
We are excited to invite you to join us at our booths at Tech East LVCC Central Plaza CP-2 and Westgate Pavilion #1407 for what’s sure to be the start of another exciting year for HERE Mobility.
We wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2019, and we’ll see you at CES!