Consumer Car Sharing Tech Goes Corporate
Introducing Keyless Vehicle Entry, the latest initiative from the engineering team at PoolCar. Keyless allows drivers to lock and unlock the vehicle from their smartphone, RFID or building access card such as HID/Prox. Now corporate fleets can operate like a consumer car sharing model. The device is wired into the car's electrical system by a professional installer and the starter circuit is immobilized, allowing the keys to be stored inside the glove compartment.
Why go Keyless?
Many organizations with shared vehicle fleets are spread out over large campuses or multiple car parking lots. The user experience for a driver is to walk from their office to where on campus the keys are stored. Then walk out to the parking lot. With Keyless, staff can make a beeline directly from their office to the parking lot, unlocking the car with their phone or staff access card. The result is time saving and no more lost keys.
Underground Parking Lots
Out of the box Keyless Vehicle Entry supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) which is compatible with most modern smartphones. Using BLE, a virtual car key is sent directly from the phone to the car, without needing cellular access which makes it ideal for underground parking lots.
Encryption and Security
The virtual car key is a special one-time-use password code that is uses sophisticated encryption techniques to minimize the threat of brute force hacking and man-in-the-middle attacks.
RFID or Proximity Card Access
Keyless Vehicle Entry can be configured to work with RFID or Proximity card readers such as HID®, typically found on most building access control systems. Using card numbers, Keyless downloads bookings from the PoolCar vehicle booking system to authenticate and authorize drivers. For instance, driver Jane Smith's access card is granted permission to use the vehicle between the hours of 10am and 2pm, the duration of Jane's booking.
Keyless Vehicle Entry comes with an integrated 3G cellular modem that works in over 250 countries around the world. Real-time data logging from the device of diagnostic data means easier support and troubleshooting should a problem arise. Capture important events like door locked, door unlocked and ignition on/off. Secure firmware updates Over The Air (OTA) means your device's operating system can be updated at any time.
Our Design, Not Rebadged
Over three years of research and development has gone into Keyless, with successful deployments at a number of sites in Australia. The device was completely designed in house so that means our engineers and support team has full access to the inner workings and integrations.
If your fleet is idle outside of business hours, why not earn extra revenue by renting out your cars or vans? Keyless Vehicle Entry makes this possible, as all the driver needs is the smartphone app and credit card details just like how the consumer car sharing companies work.
We designed Keyless Vehicle Entry to support Grove modules, an extensive after-market of sensors that can be plugged into Keyless. Examples include a gas/smoking sensor, accelerometer, GPS receiver, buzzer and WiFi.
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