Zoomcar, a car rental company based out of India, is focused on bringing in new forms of sustainable mobility to consumers according to their Co-Founder and CEO, Greg Moran. Moran also said in a recent interview that shared mobility options would work well in connected smart cities and would drastically change the way we move around.
What is the vision of Zoomcar?
Sustainability and shared model for sustainable economic development serves as the chief vision for Zoomcar. Back in the day when I was working in the clean technology and infrastructure disciplines for an investment bank, I got a chance to witness first-hand the opportunities that existed in the environmentally sustainable solutions space in India. Further exploration revealed the challenges in urban transportation, namely lack of infrastructure to cushion the hike in personal vehicles. Realising the toll it was taking on India’s environment and a complete lack of self-drive modelled me to spearhead the launch of Zoomcar. The business model of Zoomcar not only revolves around sustainability but also caters to the market need for convenient self-drive mobility solutions.
How are the technology concepts like Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning leveraged in the products and services offered by Zoomcar?
We have an intelligent tool called Cadabra that tracks important data about the car in real-time. Leveraging Internet of Moving Things, Cadabra tracks the distance travelled, fuel used, clutch performance, etc. and helps car owners or drivers keep tabs on important performance metrics like clutch position, harsh braking, inconsistent acceleration, seat belt usage, and engine health, among others. Equipped with Bluetooth and 4G connectivity, Cadabara receives OTA updates and also connects with emergency services in case of on-road accidents.
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