The Be Smart fleet
TomTom Telematics powers electric car-sharing with open platform collaboration
IT and vehicle networks specialist AttainIT has partnered with TomTom to integrate car booking software and electric car battery data with the WEBFLEET fleet management system, helping electric car-sharing companies to manage their vehicle fleet more efficiently.
The technology has already been successfully adopted by software integrator Be Smart for an electric car-sharing scheme across Italy.
The scheme allows Be Smart customers to rent electric cars by the minute using a mobile app, picking up and dropping off vehicles at specified city centre points and free floating areas in Naples and Milan.
Using TomTom’s open API platform to access electric vehicle data and integrate with ERP software, the system allows Be Smart to check remaining battery power in each car, activate cars remotely, track their location and monitor journey information for accurate billing.
“This is a strong example of how the .connect Partner Programme can open doors to exciting new product opportunities, bringing software entrepreneurs and industry fleet operators closer together” commented Taco van der Leij, VP Marketing, TomTom Telematics. “By offering an open platform, we want to drive product innovation and create opportunities not just for ourselves but for our partners and customers too.”