What is Car Sharing?
Car sharing is an alternative to having a car. It’s the biggest advantage is the convenience and affordability for the users. Another benefit is that it helps with the congestion of a city. generations are changing and so does the view of owning a car. The new generation doesn’t dwell on owning a car but it does not mean young people don’t need a car at all.
P2P (Peer-to-peer) car-sharing allows the car owners to rent their cars to the clients and help them to cover the cost of the car and make additional income. It is usually a short term rental where you can access the car without any other costs of ownership of the car. You can access the car at any time using a mobile app or the internet. The destinations for the pickup and the return can vary depending on the provider. The rates are usually measured in hours, days, or mileage. The additional costs for maintenance, insurance, and gas are included in the fee. It is more beneficial for small trips around the city rather than a weekend road trip. Carsharing has been developing and becoming available for the airport marketplace where there is a big demand for car rentals.
What technologies can be implemented?
Handover App – Besi100
To make car sharing even easier and safer for everyone, we’ve developed a car handover app Besi100 where you can take before and after pictures of the condition of the car, and note fuel details or mileage. The details can be then accessed by all parties, which brings more transparency and trust in the sharing process and eliminates the stress and disputes over who caused what.
To be able to use this app, you don’t need to download anything. Everything is online, so you only login into the app and you can start using it straight away.
Phone as a key
A key-less car handover is such a handover where a phone can be used as a key. This makes the process of carsharing easier and more convenient for car users since they don’t need to meet and can only use their phones to unlock and start the car. Also, the parties no longer need to worry about losing the key or the key is stuck in a locked car.
The “phone-as-a-key” solution is aimed to function on a plug&play basis so it is compatible with nearly every car and can be started to be used immediately. Similarly, if the car owner no longer wants to use this function, a small piece of hardware is unplugged and a car gets back to “normal” instantly.