Ford subsidiary Chariot applies for six route licenses in the UK capital, allowing users to book rides via a smartphone app.
Ford has applied to run six ride-hailing bus services in London, a Transport for London (TfL) document has revealed.
Ford’s Chariot service is expected to run from January 2018, assuming TfL approves its plans following a public consultation. The planned services will create six new routes and will predominantly run in south London in areas such as Lambeth, Greenwich, Wandsworth and other boroughs.
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Ford bought San Francisco startup Chariot for a rumored £50 million last year, and the company already runs several services in its hometown and four other US cities, including New York.
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