It is official! The world’s leading telematics provider (Geotab) has integrated secured digital key functions with a comprehensive telematics data product to maximize fleet ROI. As an Authorized Geotab Reseller Advantage Asset Tracking is excited to be able to provide this combined solution in enabling a new class of car sharing by allowing public, corporate, leasing and government fleets to better analyze, pool, utilize and reduce their assets.

Giving keyless vehicle access is critical not only for fleets seeking to improve cost and operational structures but also to consumers, who are moving away from vehicle ownership and expecting an easier, more convenient driving experience.

According to Berg Insights, several car makers, leasing companies and car rental companies are introducing car sharing solutions for corporate customers, with a goal to reduce mobility costs for enterprises by decreasing fleet capacity and the need for taxis and rental cars, while enabling self-booking and keyless access. Telematics and smartphones will play a pivotal role.

Geotab Keyless is designed to enhance car sharing across every segment, including in-car delivery services in the future and is particularly advantageous for electric vehicle (EV) car sharing fleets. This keyless solution can reliably manage vehicles’ state of charge (SOC), charging status and range remaining —a capability no other keyless hardware competitor possesses.

With Advantage’s account support team, we will walk you through the simple-to-install, scalable platform solution. Geotab Keyless supports any make, model and year of vehicle that has a key fob, and provides access to the most extensive telematics data on the market including asset accounting, suitability analysis for corporate car sharing, vehicle management automation and remote vehicle management. Fleet customers interested in implementing Geotab Keyless as part of their fleet management program can choose to pair their Geotab telematics solution with a vehicle reservation system software partner of their choice in order to best meet their individual business needs. Current global software partners for Geotab Keyless include Wunder Mobility, Ridecell, fleetster, Eccocar and Moove Connected Mobility. Alternatively, fleet customers can opt to create their own reservation software using Geotab’s Keyless APIs.

How it works

Once a key fob is embedded into the hardware, drivers open their third-party software app on their phone (which is integrated with their MyGeotab platform), locate the OEM button on the screen and use the features to lock, unlock and start the vehicle. In addition to phone apps, the keyless functionality can be enabled by NFC tags and directly over the cellular connection. Over time, the solution will expand to include other applications and third-party digital key hardware solutions, as well as OEM telematics’ APIs.

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