Y.Share, the revolution of car sharing

Y.Share is a unique technology that, undoubtedly, has made car sharing much more easy

Y.Share, the revolution of car sharing

Y.Share, the revolution of car sharing

Y.Share is a unique technology that, undoubtedly, has made car sharing much more easy

Y.Share, the revolution of car sharing

Y.Share is a unique technology that, undoubtedly, has made car sharing much more easy

Y.Share, the revolution of car sharing

Without a doubt, car sharing has revolutionized mobility. So far mainly confined to big cities, the practice of car sharing has begun to spread also to small and middle-sized towns. In view of the dramatic decline in car ownership, the rapidly accelerating trend towards car sharing seems inevitable: in the United States only 48% of Millennials (the generation born between 1981 and 1997) own a car, while among the so-called Generation Xers, the generation born between 1960 and 1975, the share is at 74%. These numbers clearly show that mobility is no longer tied to car ownership.

Y.Share, a start-up born inside «Enterprises Factory» e-Novia, has recently patented an invention bound to introduce a new era in car sharing: from the classic peer-to-peer approach, centrally run by a car fleet operator, to a more widely accessible model of car sharing. Thanks to a specially designed box containing the car key and to a smartphone application, individuals and businesses can share their personal car or their corporate fleet with whomever they want, without the need of installing any physical device on board of the vehicle. The app is at the centre of the system: the owner of the vehicle can decide whom to include in his personal car sharing community and verifies and approves every access. Users registered to the Y.Share platform can locate the car closest to them on the map of their smartphone and reserve it for the desired start time.

The consumer version of the device will be launched on January 1st 2018, while the business version has already been tested on the fleets of a number of important corporate clients.

«Y.Share is a unique technology that, undoubtedly, has made car sharing much more easy, thanks to a specially designed box that works with all types of car keys, even with proximity keys – explains Stefano Bottelli, CTO of Y.Share –. This is an absolute novelty: similar solutions on the market require an electronic control unit, installed on board of the vehicle by a technician. Such interventions often void the car’s warranty and only work with a limited number of models. With the Y.Share box, instead, no installation is necessary. The device can be stored anywhere, for instance in the often unutilized glove compartment, and its battery lasts 1 month without charging».

Find out more about Y.Share on www.yshare.it.

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