Valeo,which is one of the leading suppliers of automotive components has teamed up with Capgemini, a market leader when it comes to consulting, technology and outsourcing services, to launch Mov’InBlue. Mov’InBlue is positioned as a mobility solution that has been developed specifically for vehicle rental companies and corporate fleets. Mov’InBlue is currently available in Europe.
Mov’InBlue can be used for better fleet management and security using Valeo InBlue intelligent key technology as the cornerstone of its services. The Valeo InBlue intelligent technology can be used for remotely locking, unlocking and starting vehicles using a smartphone. Thus vehicle rental companies can provide their clients with a digital alternative and give them more flexibility when it comes to pickup and dropoff of vehicles without the hassle of having to visit a specific branch, queuing up and submitting documents.
Mov’InBlue can also go a long way towards minimizing down time for vehicle maintenance operations like refueling, cleaning and vehicle inspection and can lead to development of new business models in the vehicle rental industry like very short-term rentals. The first two rental cars to use this technology as part of a collaborative development model are Parcours (long-term rental) and Rent-A-Car (short-term rental).
Speaking about Mov’InBlue Oscar Boré, Innovation and Business Development Manager at Rent-A-Car said that his company would now be able to provide customers with a 100% digital experience and can maximize the use of its vehicles without being subject to opening hour constraints. Thus, life becomes more convenient for customers.
In the case of corporate fleet managers, car-sharing can become a lot simpler and more efficient through optimal reservation planning and key management. They will also be able to keep tighter control over fleet size and availability, due to Mov’InBlue ability to make data available in real time.
Mov’InBlue is offered on the basis of one subscription per vehicle and subscription costs would cover the relevant equipment and its installation, technical support, service management, and integration within the client’s information system if required.
Some of Mov’InBlue’s unique features include the ability to unlock your vehicle without being connected to the GSM network. Mov’InBlue is compatible with over 95% of vehicles that are available in the market and plans are already in the pipeline to adapt it to anticipated needs of automotive manufacturers in the future without any compromise in functionality. In the long run, it is also likely to integrate a number of other services (parking, fuel), that will be made available through Valeo/Capgemini’s development of partnerships on a global scale.
Valeo and Capgemini are touting Mov’InBlue as a first-of-its-kind technological and industrial solution for the vehicle-sharing and rental market. It can also be used by all automotive manufacturers and the key players in the mobility industry to make their products ready for the digital age with seamless integration when it comes to parking, refueling and even toll booths.
Jacques Aschenbroich, Valeo Chairman and CEO said that Mov’InBlue will help Valeo to reinforce its position as a technological leader in the field of connected mobility as it is compatible with practically all the vehicles on the road and the data obtained through Mov’InBlue will help the company to better anticipate future needs and improve its services.
Paul Hermelin, CEO of Capgemini explained that Mov’InBlue was the outcome of the combined expertise of both the companies. He added, “Innovative business solutions are driving the digital future of the automotive industry. Thanks to this solution we will enable our automotive clients in their new business models and end-to-end solutions for the digital age of mobility while offering new experiences for drivers”.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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