Flexibility and environmental awareness with carsharing
Fancy a Sunday hike in the mountains, but the bus only runs on weekdays? Brought home the shopping, but now can’t find any parking? Sometimes you need a car. But not always. This is where IMS comes in by offering two carsharing solutions: An online platform for private carsharing and a complete solution for locally organized carsharing in communities, residential units and businesses.
On the online platform carsharing24/7, you can find two things: On the one hand, the vehicle owners who don’t use their cars on a daily basis. On the other hand, people who do not own a car, but still want to be flexibly mobile at a favourable cost. IMS brings these people together. If individual members, who live in the neighbourhood for instance, find one another, then sharing a car can be organized through carsharing24/7. IMS offers a similar concept, but on a larger scale, with a complete solution called ibiola® mobility. This comes into use when, for example in local communities, housing estates or companies implement a carsharing concept, which is organized centrally by a local operator such as builders, community or resident associations. IMS provides all the tools and services that ensure a professional carsharing operation. Among other things, the vehicles are equipped with a special hardware. This allows you to unlock with a smart card thereby eliminating- annoying and time-consuming handover of keys.
With this business model, IMS helps save on resources by individual vehicles being used efficiently and contributing to a conscious, individual mobility, which in the long-term has a positive effect on the environment. The Vienna Business Agency supports the company with this in several respects. Robert Reithofer, CEO of IMS says: "With the Vienna Business Agency, we have found an important supporter, who has been with us since the company was founded. Wethereby have our representative office at one of the many office locations, were able to apply the technology platformfor our company and with the support program, 'Promote innovation with service', to drive forward of our product development".
Services of the Vienna Business Agency:
- Location in the start-up office on Währingerstrasse
- Funded in the program Technology Transfer
- Funded in the program Services
- Guidance through technology services
- Technology platform