The deal allows Kakao T users to access local taxis, cars and motorcycles in seven additional countries, including Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Splyt provided technical integration for development, while Grab provided the transport element.
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The integration automatically translates the departure and destination details into the local language for users who call a vehicle from abroad.
The development also provides users with various payment options, including micropayments with a mobile phone.
“This partnership is a cornerstone of Kakao Mobility’s goal of developing a global mobility platform. The ability to provide a global roaming service allows Korean domestic passengers to expand seamless mobility in the overseas market, ”said Dong-Hong Shin, Head of Kakao Mobility MaaS.
“In addition, our advanced technologies for delivering mobility services, such as our own map and route machine, allow us to bring a variety of mobility services to a global market beyond ordinary means of transport.”
Kakao Mobility received $ 200 million in funding just over a year ago from the Carlyle Group.
The company then said the investment would accelerate the growth of its intelligent mobility platform.
Philip Minchin, CEO of Splyt, said: “We are proud to expand our partnership with Kakao Mobility in more and more countries, enabling true roaming of mobility through the Kakao T super application.”
Splyt received $ 19.5 million in funding in 2020 in a round led by SoftBank Corp.