German auto giants Daimler and BMW are reportedly looking to share vehicle platform in an attempt to compete with the likes of Uber.
According to a German publication Manager Magazin, Daimler with Car2go and BMW with DriveNow want to operate their car-sharing business on a joint platform but keep the brand identities separate.
We can also expect that the car-sharing service could also be joined by BMW's ParkNow and ChargeNow brands alongside Daimler's Mytaxi service for taxi operators and the Moovel internet platform.
Both the manufacturers, Daimler and BMW declined to comment on the report by the German publication. But, Sixt, a rental company which owns a 50 percent stake in BMW's DriveNow, said in a statement that it wasn't aware of any merger talks with Car2Go.
The company said, "A combination of DriveNow and Car2Go is out of the question for Sixt. Our cooperation with BMW is going extremely well."
Currently, DriveNow operates about 5,390 vehicles in Europe and Car2Go operates more than 14,000 vehicles globally.