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Making it Possible to Easily Connect People to Multiple Transportation Options

We will be providing the technology that allows people to easily find transportation options that are nearby and easy to access via an app

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Imagine being able to rent any mode of transportation within walking distance at a moments notice, all done via an app. 


Our technology allows consumers to easily locate nearby available modes of transportation as well as unlock and start the vehicles. They have the ability to lock in the rental vehicle for whatever time they need it for and have no required drop off place. Additionally, our technology is designed to keep track of the milage, gas and any damage accosted to the vehicle. 


This gives consumers plenty of opportunity to not only rent multiple types of transportation but have quick, efficient service and complete transparency.


Our aim is to compliment public transportation and give freedom to consumers from feeling pressured to purchasing a car, thus reducing their overall costs and time. 


Additionally, we will be partnering with local car dealers, car rentals and local businesses, helping them expand their offerings and brand. 


How will your solution benefit residents, workers, or visitors in the Michigan Central Station impact area? (1,000 characters)

We will be improving the way rentals are done by digitalizing and making the process short and sweet. Our targeted partnerships will all be local businesses and in the process, we will be helping them expand their offerings and brand. We will make sure that the cars and other modes of transportation will be found at the Central Station where consumers can easily opt to rent their transportation at a moments notice. Additionally, the entire process will be easy and efficient.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Ready to Scale - you have completed and expanded your pilot and are seeing adoption of your solution by your intended user

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

Our business has successfully piloted this module and achieved complete satisfaction in Barcelona, Spain at the Barcelona Central Station (Sans). Our partnership was with rent-a-car and continues to be ongoing with high ratings. We have mimicked our technology in other places and it is adapting nicely. We have found that people want an easy, fast and efficient way to find and lock in a mode of transportation.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Iván Luarca Gayo - Electronic Industrial Engineer Experience in negotiation, customer & supplier management Daniel Díaz González- Electrical Industrial Engineer Specialized in data analytics projects to achieve efficiency in energy business processes & marketing campaigns José Manuel González Granizo - Computer Engineer Experience in programming, Big Data techniques and software development methodologies. Fernando Martín- Telecommunications Engineer and MBA Extensive international exp

Size of your team or organization

  • 11-50

Team or Organization URL

eccocar.eccocar.com

Are you submitting as a student team?

  • No

Are you submitting as a team from the Impact Area?

  • No

Funding Request

  • $50,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

$4,000 for app creation $6,000 for app integrations $30,000 (one year pilot): Includes purchase of 50 devices, installations and data plan for one year $10,000 Marketing/ Advertising

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

1) Our first step is to create a partnership with local car rental businesses, car dealers and local businesses (we are aiming for at least 3) to Integrate our app 2) We create the app 3) We integrate the rent-a-cars reservation systems with the app 4) We install the devices in all the vehicles 5) The pilot is launched, with a local advertising company 6) we analyze the results month by month, until the final report, at the end of the year

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

We expect customers the rate and review their experience. We can easily keep track of the amount of new customers and which ones are reccuring. If the pilot is a success, the numbers and growing amount of customers will tell the story and we will plan to further launch our product across more cities.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

The rental cars, car dealers and local businesses each pay an annual fee of $340 for each car for services. Our Costs overall are extremely low.

Social Media

https://www.eccocar.com/

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Hi Yesenia Guerra thanks for submitting your proposal. You noted that the partnerships would pay. Would a user like me pay for a subscription fee? Per hour usage? How much? Also, dealerships and rental companies would need to populate vehicles in the impact zone. This could prove a bit difficult to implement.