Paris, February 21, 2019. Continental announced at the FlotAuto in Paris that OTA keys, part of the company’s Key as a Service (KaaS) portfolio within its Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) segment, is further strengthening its gold partnership with Moovendi.
Moovendi is a subsidiary of Groupe Rousselet, leading mobility player in France, which owns ADA short rentals, Taxi G7 and behind the Moov’in.Paris car sharing initiative launched last year.
- Over 2500 cars in France available for booking 24x7; keyless access and start via the Moovendi application
- Flexible, turnkey solution for virtual access delivered by OTA keys, part of Continental’s ITS segment
Continental’s Bluetooth based, turnkey solution enables a hassle-free, virtual access experience for users of both station-based as well as free-floating mobility services from ADA’s fleet of 2000 vehicles all over France. These include the company’s car sharing, rental and corporate customers as well as the 500 Renault electric vehicles which are a part of Moovendi’s first free-floating car sharing project, Moov’in Paris, a collaboration between Moovendi, ADA and Renault.
The comprehensive and flexible solution comprises Continental’s KaaS technology to enable keyless lock, unlock and start for vehicles at the click of a button, together with Moovendi’s software solution for the website, mobile application and backend management. As a result, the user enjoys a completely smooth car rental or sharing experience via the mobile application.
Panayotis Staicos, Deputy Director General of ADA said, "With a revolution in customer behavior and usage patterns, the car rental industry is moving towards mobility and consumer autonomy. Through its multimodal mobility platform, Moovendi’s aim is to support companies in this sector make this seamless transition. New mobility technologies must simplify mobility as well as support the global shift towards efficient, user-friendly and green “smart cities” of tomorrow. It is to meet these challenges of the future that Moovendi has chosen a strong and long-term partnership with the global automotive supplier, Continental,"
Jennifer Wahnschaff, head of the Intelligent Transportation Systems at Continental, said, “We have a long-standing relationship with ADA, thanks to OTA keys. Taking this relationship to the next level, Moovendi has chosen our KaaS solution to enhance the rental experience for their worldwide customer base.”
Continental’s Key as a Service is a proven aftermarket access solution, which authorizes lock, unlock and engine start, with quick time to market, and no changes to the car’s existing circuitry. The solution is based on Continental’s state-of-the-art remote unlock hardware and offers scalability across manufacturers, vehicle models and geographies.
Moovendi is a part of the French mobility company ADA. Created in 1984, ADA is a subsidiary of the Rousselet Group, established throughout France as the leader in local rental, both for passenger and commercial vehicles under the ADA and POINT LOC brands. Organized exclusively under franchise and brand licensing, the ADA network has more than 1000 branches in metropolitan France. In 2017, ADA launched its 100% connected service and now offers self-service vehicles, accessible 24/7 with the ADA application developed by Moovendi. The customer can geolocate and book his vehicle, carry out an inventory and start it thanks to his smartphone.
Moovendi was created to develop an end-to-end mobility platform that can be integrated into all types of mobility projects around the world. Thanks to its “3 bricks platform”, linked with the OTA keys hardware, Moovendi can launch a mobility project from scratch in less than four months. The 3 bricks platform provides a backend environment for complete management, including back-end application for the operational management of the vehicles as well as a front-office application for the end users.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2018, Continental generated preliminary sales of around €44.4 billion and currently employs around 244,000 people in 61 countries and markets.
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