Halden Council is planning to do its share and we intend to build a solution which will save money as well as the environment. It is important for smaller towns to be future-orientated when it comes to mobility. This is not just an issue for large cities. The Council is renting a substantial number of electric cars on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. During evenings and weekend the same cars will be available for rental by the hour to inhabitants and visitors
What about the digital aspect?
You simply rent a car via an app on your telephone.
Many of us have had the experience of picking up a car from a rental company abroad, often with a lot of luggage and tired, impatient children waiting. The technology is basic, with forms to be filled out by the dozen, all while trying to focus on choosing between various insurance options. Our system will have none of this. Everything will be done via your mobile phone. You will “book” and pay for your car with an app, giving an estimate of how far you will go. The estimated distance is important so that the system can decide which car to assign to you – after all, you need to be able to get there – and to get back again. The key will be inside the car at all times, so you will be able to unlock the car with your phone. That’s about as simple as it gets in 2019.
The car key is always inside. You unlock the car with your mobile phone.