On-demand mobility solutions
Completion Time: 3-months
Industry Sector: Transportation, logistics and storage
Project Type: Commercial
Powergroup AS is a Norway-based company working on modern mobility and transportation, mainly focused on sustainable solutions and green, environment-friendly value-chains for urban mobility and industrial transportation solutions.
Powergroup delivers rental services to customers of car-insurance companies that need a replacement car due to damage to their own cars.
Powergroup AS is looking for a digital platform to deliver on-demand rental cars in Norway. Requests for rental cars come from either end-users (private and business customers) or car bodyworkshops or insurance companies.
After a customer has filed a case with their insurance company, a damage claims number is generated that is used to identify the entitlement, liability and workshop that is to be used to repair their car.
The customer/body workshop or car-insurance company uses the claims-number to order a rental car from Powergroup AS. The number is entered on Powergroup web-site, A query is sent to insurance company's database (SFTP today - future TIA-webservices/API), the customer information is populated:
Customer name - Customer email-address - Customer phone-number - Customer postal address - Car registration number - damage claims number - insurance company - body workshop - entitled coverage (maximum amount of coverage for rental cars (pr day or total)
If requester is Body-workshop or insurance company: A link is generated and sent to end-customer and customer fills out the remaining information. If customer, the following information is filled:
Drivers license (picture of front and back)
Any missing information (address, email, phonenumber - required)
A valid Credit card information (kept for the duration of rental time) (VISA/MasterCard/AMEX/Diners Club)
Integrations with Norwegian bank-payment portals (VIPPS, BankID for mobile, etc.)
List of available cars in Powergroup's fleet with prices
Customer books the car and reservation is made with details on place of delivery (choice of body workshop) and date/time.
A digital contract is created and ready to be signed by the customer (signature is captured digitally (on the smartphone).
Each car has a log of damages and pictures of the car + pictures of the damages. Customer take the pictures of the cars upon start of rental, register any damages before the start of rental, and can take pictures during the rental period + upon completion.
A link is also available to check status of the rental car period - remaining time measured against the coverage. Auto-push message when two days remain of the rental-period. Customer can extend the rental period to longer.
Upon return, pictures are taken, and a verification of end-of-rental. A query is sent to Autopass (toll solutions in Norway) checking and aggregated amount of toll due, additional charges to be paid by the customer (cleaning fee, charging state less than 40%, damage to the car - liability fees) and rental above the coverage for the replacement car. A bill is generated. Split between customer and Insurance company if amount larger than the coverage for replacement car. Electrical bills are forwarded to insurance company. Remaining amount to be paid by customer: By way of re-verification of the credit card or payment with VIPPS/BankID for mobiles.
Back-end integrations with billing/accounting/banking system used by Powergroup AS (Visma eAccounting, DNB bank)
Every month, a report is generated and sent to the insurance company. Total number of rentals delivered, billed and unbilled, sorted on claim-numbers.
Monthly, quarterly and annual reports
Dashboards for rental management and fleet management
Target customers are private and businesses that own cars and carry a valid insurance with any Norway-based car-insurance company.
|Developing the product concept and key features|
|Developing a clear value proposition, business model and business plan for a sustainable venture|
|Coding, software, website, applications, and platform development|
|IT support and services incl. cloud architectures, infrastructure services, platform providers|