In the wake of the aggravating coronavirus crisis, a lot of ride-hailing services across the globe are suspending their operation. Faced with the current crisis, cities, and public transit authorities across the world are actively seeking flexible mobility solutions to help critical employees get to work safely.
However, few companies decided to help those frontline heroes through their platform. Recently, ViaVan, a joint venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans in Europe and an Uber rival has announced partnership with Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). They plan to offer on-demand shared ride services to essential healthcare workers to help transport them during the coronavirus public health crisis.