As populations become increasingly urbanised, inner-city transportation models need to evolve. Not surprising that car sharing models are becoming even more popular. According to McKinsey & Company, 1 in 10 new cars will be a shared vehicle by 2030. ¹ A prediction that’s marked by the impact the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) industry will have on transportation. MaaS can make transportation more efficient, economical and lucrative for car sharing services.

Car sharing companies have to operate their vehicles remotely. Increased concern among consumers about the vehicle safety and the rapid expansion witnessed by ride sharing market are the key drivers of the automotive access control system market. A keyless access control system helps these companies to operate their fleets.

Smartphone-Based Car Access Control on the Rise

Today, most sharing of vehicles requires a physical handover of keys, which is time-consuming and inconvenient. Car rental companies and commercial fleets ask for a technologically advanced key. Hence, mobile keys are the only logical solution to granting access to MaaS services.The mobile based access control segment is expected to expand at a rapid pace in the near future, as mobiles have become an integral part of our daily lives. 

With our access technology, you can complement your mobile app with instant keyless access to vehicles. For this you can combine our software with the compatible car sharing box. It is positioned in the vehicle and can be installed in a few minutes. It allows fleet managers to manage keys in a flexible way with dynamic key provision. The advantages are clear: It doesn’t require a person to have a physical key—and nobody needs to be physically present, when handing over a vehicle. A smartphone-based access control system provides authority to unlock and lock the car at any time and anywhere. Our technology is developed to provide convenience and ensure vehicle security.

Knowing Who Is in the Car

With mobile access control, fleet managers will find solutions to many of their common problems and will simplify many processes. Just think of it: An employee gets sick and still has the keys for the car. Someone needs to pick it up, which means again: a lot of time and a lot of money. What if the person using a shared vehicle loses the key? It takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money getting a replacement. Hence, digital keys can solve this problem. By giving people the ability to send access permissions and revoke access to car keys from any location will make car sharing easier. Smartphones are used for everything – as  cameras or as navigation systems – why not as car keys? People can simply grant access with mobile devices via Bluetooth. Fleet managers can control who has access to which vehicle. It’s something that can be useful to managing a fleet.

For More Freedom and Convenience

Companies can integrate our mobile access technology into their fleet management applications or car sharing platform through our open API and Mobile SDK. In other words: Fleet managers can simply open your own app, grant access and ascertain who has accessed a vehicle and when. It’s also possible to enable delivery of third-party services that complement your car sharing solution, e.g. access to parking at all public transportation locations or trunk delivery by logistics firms. With Tapkey it is possible to access the vehicle with just one tap. For the driver, this means maximum ease of use as well as maximum convenience: simply get in and drive off. A mobile access control solution meets the demands of the mobile society of the future and offers a completely smooth user experience. It also offers other benefits, such as data insights, which can give rental companies a smarter solution to monitor and secure access to their vehicles. 

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