How to guarantee the cleanliness of car sharing vehicles?
Cars are quickly transformed into a common space: the proportion of shared cars fleet and its users should know an annual average growth rate of 20 %. However, firms delivering this service are having a hard time ensuring the hygiene and cleanliness of their vehicles. The experimentation is about implementing sensors in professional cars in Paris to collect data, detect anomalies within the cabin, and recommend a specific cleaning service.
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- A place of experiment in Paris: car sharing vehicles
- Consulting services of Hyundai R&D team
- Data on the cleaning operations of its cars
- A place of experiment in Paris: gas stations
// USE CASE
Little by little, MaaS (Mobility as a Service) paradigm stands out and fascinates transport companies. However, only a few initiatives concern the cleanliness and hygiene guarantees of these new services.It is not only about comfort, but also about hygiene, hence the mobilization of Hyundai and Total. Both companies are in search of a startup capable of ensuring their customers a clean vehicle, free of any sanitary danger, and thus pleasant to drive. Together, they want to answer the following question: how can the operators of car sharing identify the needs for cleaning of a car and deliver an efficient and timely service?
// BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The market of car sharing keeps growing at top speed. The advanced use of technologies enables to multiply tenfold the added value. The cleanliness of vehicles is not given enough consideration. Yet, it implies a lot of problem to solve: bacteria, spots, smell, etc. Hyundai and Total decided to collaborate within the framework of the DataCity program to discover new technology solutions that will help them develop their market shares. Hyundai will propose higher class vehicles by guaranteeing their cleanliness, provided by TWIP ("Total Wash in Paris"), a service of Total.
For the startup, it is a unique opportunity to work hand in hand with two key players of the automotive sector. Present in more than 200 countries, Hyundai proposes top quality vehicles and numerous services of mobilities. The startup will take part in the elaboration of their open innovation strategy. Total is a top-tier energy actor spreading its activities in more than 130 countries and in more than 16 000 gas stations. The startup will think, together with this major account, about the deployment of new solutions for the cleaning of vehicles.
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