According to recent data, car sharing is becoming increasingly popular and is a phenomenon that is revolutionizing the way we use individual transport, and not only in metropolitan areas. Advocates of this are the founders of MOBILE4US S.R.L., the start-up company established in the Salento area to develop systems connected with urban and extra-urban mobility, which gave rise to “4USMobile”, the first electric car sharing service in the Salento area. Targa Telematics, a leading company providing solutions for vehicle renters and smart mobility, is the technological partner of this project.
4USMobile aims to promote an integrated mobility concept, in which car sharing is regarded not only as a service that is complementary to public transport but also as eco-friendly, since it only uses Renault’s ZOE electric vehicles. The service, available throughout the Salento area, involves 97 municipalities in the Province of Lecce, extending as far as Brindisi Airport. It provides 45 widely distributed charging columns with a total of 90 charging points to facilitate not only urban travel but also connections throughout the province. The aim is to promote the use of electric cars and provide an additional service for tourists who flock to the area in the summer and at other times. Moreover, it aims to support the mobility of an area where public transport systems are unable to meet user demand. Targa Telematics’ digital platform manages the technology of the service, from user registration to vehicle booking and various payment methods. With the mobile app, users can book, collect and return an electric car to authorised areas. Users do not require a car key, since everything is managed on their smartphone: opening and closing doors, navigation and the availability of vehicles, access to rental data and payments. Furthermore, the MOBILE4US service operator receives specific maintenance alerts and all information for optimizing fleet management.
“We are very proud to provide our know-how and our experience to 4USMobile, collaborating on a project that covers such an extensive extra-urban area,” comments Silvia Salemi, Chief Marketing Officer of Targa Telematics. “It’s a challenge we have taken on board with much enthusiasm. Technology is undoubtedly the driving force for new eco-sustainable mobility models and a valid support for the growth of dedicated infrastructures throughout our country”.
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SHORT PROFILE OF TARGA TELEMATICS
Targa Telematics is an IT company with 20 years of experience in connected vehicles. It provides technological solutions for telematics, telemetry and smart mobility. The company is a leader in digital platforms and applications for short/long-term renters, finance companies and large fleets, ranging from insurance telematics to asset and fleet management, remote diagnostics and telemetry for vehicles, professional and construction-site vehicles, and the management of airport vehicles.