New technology in car sharing

New technology in car sharing

Vulog is releasing a major upgrade of its newest platform, AiMA (Artificial Intelligence Mobility Applied), that makes a significantly enhanced suite of features available to car-sharing schemes around the world. The platform's new capabilities will increase the user appeal of shared mobility services by enabling an operator, with a single fleet, to offer multiple usage possibilities.

Vulog's AiMA will support: the flexibility of a free-floating scheme, in which users can access vehicles instantly anywhere within a large geofenced area; and the convenience of scheduled bookings, where vehicles can be reserved for a specific time at a location selected by the user.

With this new technology release, Vulog's AiMA platform unlocks significant new opportunities for vehicle monetization and offers flexibility for users of car-sharing, scooter sharing and other shared mobility services.

Operators will no longer have to position themselves either as a short-term or long-term mobility option, as Vulog provides the capability to serve multiple use cases with one fleet of vehicles, one management tool and one mobile app for the consumer.

'Our latest AiMA platform upgrade truly alters the car sharing paradigm for users and providers,' said Grégory Ducongé, CEO of Vulog. 'Users can now trust that a free-floating car parked in front of their homes or office will be there when they need it simply by reserving it in advance. This dependability will help shift the mindset of millions of users that they can now give up their private car for good, and rely on their favourite mobility service to meet virtually all of their personal transportation needs.'

The first deployment of this multi-usage feature will take place in Madrid, Spain with Wible, a car-sharing service operated as a joint venture between Kia Motors Europe and Repsol.

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