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car2go: Daimler to pay-as-you-go Smart ForTwo

Tuesday, October 21st,

We’re sure you’re of the pay as you go cell phone plans. Daimler is taking that and is applying it to a new mobility concept it says provides an “answer to traffic volumes in urban

The new car2go program concept a fleet of Smart ForTwo that will be available a city and will function as a pool that can be accessed by at any time. After a citizen of the registers their license the program, they can pick up a Smart ForTwo anywhere off the or pre-book it for as long as they

Once their done the Smart, they can park it within the city limits for individual to rent. Specially car2go parking spaces be provided at railway stations or The customer will then be 19 cents per minute no matter how they drive the Smart.

will kick off a pilot in the southern German city of Ulm 50 Smart ForTwos.

Daimler starts mobility for the city: car2go – as easy as a mobile phone

Stuttgart / Ulm – car2go, Daimler is launching a new mobility concept and is providing a answer to increasing traffic in urban areas. “car2go is an and creative solution that a simple, flexible and value-for-money to mobility with environmentally-friendly is how Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and of Mercedes-Benz Cars, describes the of the project.

On 24 October 2008 the pilot phase will in the southern German city of Ulm car2go will be tested in conditions. “Ulm has been one of our important research locations for years, and is therefore the ideal for testing this future-oriented concept”, says Dr. Thomas member of the board of management for research and development at Daimler AG. the commitment of Daimler AG, Ivo Gönner, the of the City of Ulm. says “As a of scientific activity, Ulm offers the environment for laying the groundwork for new forward in mobility”, The City of Ulm is the car2go project team, in with issues of traffic

Simple and economical city

And this is how it works: a fleet of fortwo vehicles will be available within the city, for all citizens as a vehicle pool can be accessed at any time. Following a registration process, the smarts can be spontaneously in passing, or pre-booked and for as long as desired. The concept to ensure that a reliable is available at any time, just a few walk away. The customer in and can drive off right away.

the trip is completed, the driver parks the rental smart within the city limits. for the Ulm project is just as straightforward and as the entire operation of car2go – to the minute, for just 19 cents per

car2go in detail

On registering for the customer’s driving license is with an electronic chip enables the car to be unlocked. Customers several possibilities for accessing a A spontaneous “passing” rental, for – wherever a customer finds a smart, they can hire it To do so, the customer simply holds driving license up to a reading behind the windscreen, gets in, their PIN number and drives Available vehicles can be located and easily via the internet or a telephone hotline.

Alternatively, vehicles can be booked up to 24 in advance. In this case the and directions to the vehicle reserved are to the customer in good time via a message.

The rental period can for as long as desired. The vehicle reserved for the customer during any made – when shopping, for When customers wish to the car2go, they simply the vehicle in a parking space the city limits.

All “non-managed” spaces within the city can be used, for example the car can be parked at the of the road or within marked spaces. In addition, specially car2go parking spaces are at railway stations or airports.

to the minute

car2go is also for its simple and transparent payment Charges are not based on distance, but on – minute for minute – similar to phone usage. Customers can use a in Ulm for 19 cents per minute – inclusive of all costs such as fuel, and taxes.

Favorable hourly or daily apply to longer rental There is no joining fee as a special to try out car2go. Customers are not required to into any long-term contractual and there is no deposit or minimum fee.

Customers pay for the actual use by means of a convenient monthly

High quality and reliable

A service team cleans the on a regular basis and handles all maintenance work. This that every customer a clean, tidy and undamaged for every trip. The service is also responsible for refilling the tank, or customers can do this using a pre-paid fuel found in the glove compartment of the in return for free minutes against their next

Customers can use the integrated navigation via a special car2go monitor and can establish a telephone connection to the center should they any questions about the vehicle.

with 50 smart fortwos

The phase of the project with 50 fortwos will start in Ulm on 24 and the vehicles will initially be to employees of Daimler AG only. Henrich, the responsible project in Daimler’s Business Innovation says “Our objective in initial project phase is to practical experience of using For example we will analyze the implementation, the service concept and the behavior of the customers.” The next phase will begin in the of next year, and will see the of the vehicle fleet in Ulm increased and the group of possible car2go expanded to include all residents of the and visitors.

In supporting car2go, Ulm is promoting individual mobility concepts for city traffic and the optimum of available parking space, and the is also setting international “The implementation of the car2go project in Ulm has been made primarily thanks to the comprehensive of the city”, Robert Henrich The firm Daimler TSS GmbH in Ulm played a decisive role in the of the telematics systems, the internet and the fleet management systems.

The of the concept: smart “Not another car”

When the smart was produced in 1997, the new micro-car also carried it a vision of mobility in the 21st tailored to address traffic in large urban areas. A of mobility services, such as rates for occasional rental of a vehicle, cheaper car wash special parking arrangements in cities and combined usage of rail and local public all positioned the smart as “not another car”.

The original idea of the smart concept was taken on by Daimler’s Innovation division, which emerging business sectors and corresponding business models. In of increasing crude oil prices, traffic volumes in urban and the growing need for individual Business Innovation devised as a tailor-made response to the issues by today’s urban mobility.


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