CloudBoxx Mini from Invers digitizes Govecs Flex 2.0
- Deeply integrated telematics guarantee reliable connectivity to shared vehicle
- Easy integration of telematics
- Invers and Govecs deepen partnership
Siegen/Munich, September 16th, 2021 – CloudBoxx Mini, Invers’ telematics solution developed specifically for micromobility, now integrates with the Flex 2.0, the electric scooter made for sharing by Munich’s Govecs Group. Shared mobility operators who choose the Govecs Flex 2.0 can quickly and easily add the CloudBoxx Mini to their scooters for reliable connectivity and easy fleet expansion. Since both the Invers telematics solution and the Govecs scooter are made specifically for use in sharing, combining them offers operators an electric scooter that is optimal for their fleets.
Digital access to shared vehicles is critical to success for fleet operators and end customers alike since a first-class customer experience requires users to use their smart phones to find their vehicle quickly, start it reliably, and end their trip via smartphone. To achieve this, the operators must ensure that the backend systems can connect to their vehicles at all times. Therefore, reliable connectivity is key to selecting a telematics solution for shared fleets, in addition to factors such as robust design, low maintenance and powerful batteries.
Invers has developed the CloudBoxx Mini specifically for micromobility. “With CloudBoxx Mini, we have optimized our proven sharing technology for use in two-wheelers,” says Alexander Kirn, CEO of Invers. “In doing so, our developers have worked closely with manufacturers and operators to take into account the special requirements of micromobility.” For example, the solution includes a built-in backup battery that allows operators to find and retrieve their vehicles if the vehicle battery dies or is stolen. Depending on the configuration, the backup battery can power the CloudBoxx Mini and send signals from the vehicle for up to several additional days. CloudBoxx Mini also detects minor movements: acceleration sensors report when a vehicle has fallen over or has been moved without authorization, allowing operators to respond to vandalism or theft. Other functions and features include an alarm that is triggered via an optional loudspeaker if a parked vehicle is knocked over. The telematics housing is small, waterproof and robust. All antennas are integrated, so CloudBoxx Mini can be mounted anywhere on the vehicle. In the Govecs Flex 2.0, the box is integrated deep in the scooter, making it inaccessible to unauthorized persons. Govecs has designed the Flex 2.0 electric scooter model specifically for use in sharing with a robust steel frame, one or two replaceable batteries for up to 110 km range and a shatterproof fairing made of special “GO ELAST” plastic.
Invers and Govecs are adding another chapter to their history of collaboration with the integration of the CloudBoxx Mini into the Flex 2.0 electric scooter. The partners have already successfully developed joint solutions for operators such as Emmy and Cooltra. “We have been working successfully with Invers for many years,” says Thomas Grübel, CEO and founder of Govecs. “The technology enables us to offer fully connected vehicles that can be offered via plug&play in the shared mobility model. Our joint customers benefit from reliable connectivity optimized for shared mobility and perfectly matched to our vehicles like the Flex 2.0.”
Invers, inventor of automated vehicle sharing, enables mobility service providers to launch, operate and scale their offerings with integrated hardware and software solutions specifically designed for developers of shared mobility services. As the world’s first shared mobility technology company, Invers is developing and reliably maintaining the fundamental building blocks at scale to offer its customers cost-efficient and easily implementable tech solutions.
The company acts as an independent and reliable partner for operators of services such as car sharing, scooter sharing, ride pooling and car rental with the vision to make the use of shared vehicles more convenient and affordable than ownership. Customers include ShareNow, Enterprise CarShare and CarClub, Miles, Getaround, Flinkster, TIER, Bounce and Emmy. The company was founded in 1993 and has locations in Siegen, Cologne and Vancouver. The development takes place entirely in Germany. www.invers.com
The GOVECS Group is the leading manufacturer of electric scooters in Europe and develops future-oriented solutions for urban micromobility. The German company relies on high-quality “Made in Europe” products for international sharing platforms, develops tailor-made concepts for the fast-growing delivery industry and offers a motivating corporate leasing model that is currently available only in the German market. With ZOOM SHARING, GOVECS is not only active in Stuttgart as a sharing operator, but also offers the sharing model as a partner-sharing concept for towns and small cities. The company offers electric scooters and accessories for individual purchase via the trading platform GOVECS SCOOTER.
The GOVECS product portfolio currently includes the e-scooters ELMOTO KICK, ELMOTO LOOP and GOVECS FLEX, as well as the E-Schwalbe which comes in two speed options: 45 or 90 km/h. In an independent test, the ADAC e.V. awarded it as the best e-scooter in the L1e class, mainly because of its strong acceleration, drive train and stable chassis. The GOVECS PRO CARGO, which has been specially designed for the needs of the delivery industries, completes the product range. At six GOVECS SERVICE-sites in Germany, private customers can use services for electric scooters, bicycles, e-bikes and cargo bikes. Furthermore, GOVECS offers special services for corporate customers, such as the maintenance of company fleets. www.govecsgroup.com