HOLON and Valtech Mobility Team Up to Revolutionize Public Transportation

“Germany-based mobility experts HOLON and Valtech Mobility have announced their long-term strategic partnership today, with the aim of collaborating on fully autonomous, comfortable, inclusive, and sustainable public transport. The two companies will also be jointly developing a cloud platform for the HOLON Mover, a fully autonomous vehicle for use in public transport.

HOLON, a subsidiary of the BENTELER Group, specializes in the development and industrialization of autonomous movers, while Valtech Mobility is a leading provider of digital solutions for the mobility industry. The partnership between the two companies will significantly advance the digital transformation of public transport.

The initial focus of the partnership will be on the development of the cloud platform for the HOLON Mover. This platform will serve as a central hub for vehicle operations, facilitating communication between various stakeholders such as infotainment systems, real-time tracking for operators, and passenger interactions with the HOLON Mover.

One of the key features of the HOLON Mover is its ability to operate on electric power, ensuring (local) emissions-free journeys within local communities. In addition, the vehicle is equipped with an automatic ramp, securing systems, Braille, and audiovisual communication options, making it accessible and inclusive for all passengers. With a total capacity of up to 15 passengers, including seating for ten individuals, the HOLON Mover can accommodate diverse passenger needs, including those requiring wheelchair or stroller access.

Valtech Mobility will play a crucial role as the software partner for cloud development, service creation, and integration support for third-party entities. The company will be involved in every stage of the process – from conceptualization to product deployment and ongoing software updates – to ensure a seamless, safe, and future-proof outcome.

“We are delighted to announce our new long-term partnership with such a visionary partner like HOLON and hope that with our digital expertise, we can contribute to improving sustainable urban mobility, enhancing customer experience, and discovering new ways to navigate urban spaces,” said Norman Palmhof, Management Board Valtech Mobility.

Dr. Henning von Watzdorf, CEO of HOLON, also expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “The partnership with Valtech is of strategic importance to us. The specific know-how that Valtech contributes in the areas of cloud and backend systems offers significant added value – both for the product design and, above all, for the passenger, who receives a comfortable and intuitive mobility solution. We look forward to working together with our partner to further drive the series development and industrialization of our Mover.”

For more information on this partnership, please visit https://www.driveholon.com.

Media Contacts:


Stephan Knüttel

Vice President Communications/Marketing

Paderborn, Germany

Tel.: +49 5254 81 307 610 | Mobile: +49 172 5727 257

Email: public.relations@benteler.com


Contact Valtech Mobility: gerd.rosenacker@valtech-mobility.com

About HOLON:

HOLON is a subsidiary of the BENTELER Group, with expertise in automotive technology and industrialization. The company specializes in the development of autonomous movers for the future vehicle market and works with technology companies, local public transport companies, and mobility-as-a-service providers.

About Valtech Mobility:

Valtech Mobility, a joint venture between the Volkswagen Group and digital agency Valtech, is a leading global supplier of connected services with a specific focus on cloud and software development for the connected car. With a team of 500+ automotive experts, Valtech Mobility manages more than 50 services in 370 versions – in an ecosystem with over 30 million connected cars in 64 markets and 20 device generations.”

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