Daimler has acquired German rideshare firm flinc for an undisclosed amount.

Darmstadt-based flinc is a provider of door-to-door ridesharing for short- and medium-haul routes. The start-up launched the flinc platform for short-distance carpooling in 2011. Today, around half a million customers are registered with the platform.

Jörg Lamparter, Head of Daimler Mobility Services said: "Transport options are just as varied as the mobility demands of our customers. Whether flexible carsharing, ride-hailing or door-to-door ridesharing, with our mobility services, we are able to provide the ideal solution. With flinc, we are taking on an extremely well-coordinated team that brings valuable experience in the field of short-distance ridesharing."

Daimler Mobility Services already includes various mobility services, such as car2go, moovel and mytaxi. With the free floating carsharing company car2go, which launched in 2008, customers have the option of renting a car at any time to drive themselves from A to B. mytaxi is a taxi hailing app. The mobility platform moovel offers on-demand access to various mobility offers, including booking and payment.

Daimler says a total of 15 million customers are registered with the various Daimler mobility services in over 100 cities in Europe, North America and China.