Invers extends cooperation with Europcar Mobility Group
Invers expands its services and activities for Europcar Mobility Group, with the objective of building reliable connectivity solutions for the mobility services provider’s fleet. Building upon CloudBoxx, the dedicated sharing telematic unit from Invers, they look at an API-centric connectivity approach, to ensure future-proof mobility services based on the latest technology innovations.
Siegen/Paris, March 15th, 2022 – Invers, the inventor of automated vehicle sharing, has been supporting Ubeeqo, one of Europcar Mobility Group’s vehicle sharing brands, since 2015 and is now extending this business partnership by equipping additional vehicles of Ubeeqo’s fleet with CloudBoxx, their dedicated sharing telematic unit. As data plays an increasingly important role in innovative mobility services, Europcar Mobility Group is continuously analyzing and assesssing new solutions, such as OneAPI from Invers. This platform for software-defined fleets provides access services for standardized OEM connectivity without dedicated aftermarket telematics units.
“We have been sharing many experiences and implemented many projects in the seven years of our partnership”, says Alexander Kirn, CEO of Invers. “Ubeeqo has been a fascinating carsharing success story to follow, from the startup in Paris to a European player and we are very glad we are their partner of choice along the way.”
Invers provided the first connectivity solutions to Ubeeqo in 2015 and has been supporting the brand’s business development since then. “With Invers as a partner, we are able to focus on our own key business challenges as we can rely on always-on connectivity to all our vehicles.”, says Eduard Martinez, Software Engineering Director at Europcar Mobility Group. “Invers solutions provide us with the building blocks to create new solutions, allowing us to use our vehicles flexibly and address different business use cases.” Currently, Ubeeqo’s services in France, Spain, UK, Germany (B2B), Italy and Denmark rely on Invers technology.
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 Share Now, Clevershuttle, 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.
About Europcar Mobility Group
Europcar Mobility Group is a major player in mobility markets and listed on Euronext Paris. Europcar Mobility Group’s purpose is to offer attractive alternatives to vehicle ownership, in a responsible and sustainable manner. With this in mind, the Group offers a wide range of car and van rental services – be it for a few hours, a few days, a week, a month or more – with a fleet that is already “C02 light” and equipped with the latest engines, and which will be increasingly “green” in the years to come. Customers’ satisfaction is at the heart of the Group’s ambition and that of its employees. It also fuels the ongoing development of new offerings in the Group’s three service lines – Professional, Leisure and Proximity – which respond to the specific needs and use cases of both businesses and individuals. The Group’s 4 major brands are: Europcar® – the European leader of car rental and light commercial vehicle rental, Goldcar® – the low-cost car-rental Leader in Europe, InterRent® – ‘mid-tier’ car rental and Ubeeqo® – one of the European leaders of round-trip car-sharing (BtoB, BtoC). Europcar Mobility Group delivers its mobility solutions worldwide through an extensive network in over 140 countries (including wholly owned subsidiaries – 18 in Europe, 1 in the USA, 2 in Australia and New Zealand – completed by franchises and partners).