Inventing automated vehicle sharing
INVERS founder Uwe Latsch presents the world’s first automated onboard unit and software for carsharing at the University of Siegen where he worked as an academic researcher. Uwe did not want to buy his own car for environmental and economic reasons, but regularly needed one to cover long distances for picking up his girlfriend in bad weather. As an electrical engineer, he decided to find a solution for automating the process of sharing a car among his fellow students. With the new onboard unit, users could pay easily by telephone card – no more manual key handover or billing required. INVERS first customer in Germany is the Carsharing Deutschland Genossenschaft.