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re:imagining mobility maintenance support through insight

To provide a platform that fundamentally supports and ensures the optimal running of the mobility ecosystem.

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A software platform, that equips registered service providers in providing quality maintenance support to the mobility ecosystem. We regulate through our partner OEM's standard operating procedure. 

This reduces negative socioeconomic impact such as accidents, financial stress and the frustration of transportation from point a to b. 

We aim to equip service providers with a sustainable infrastructure giving them adequate insight into the day to day running of their businesses and being part of an ecosystem for the good of well maintained vehicles on our roads.

We support 

1. End User such as vehicle owners and fleet, 

2. Service providers such as dealerships, service stations, panel beaters, quick fit shops (financial institutions). and 

3. Suppliers such OEM's, government and regulatory agencies. 

Our Vision is to

Lead in the provision of a sustainable mobility maintenance support platform.

Reduce negative socioeconomic impact associated with poor mobility maintenance  and counterfeit parts. 

Equip service providers to quickly but efficiently support selected mobility. and 

To ensure your mode of transport from point a to b should be less stressful and financially predictable. 

We are poised to reinventing the mobility (automotive) service workplace and experience, whiles being brand champions for OEM's within the ecosystem.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Enduser (vehicle owner / fleet mgr) = A Service provider (dealership, quick fit shops etc. Asset Finance) = B OEM/supplier (Ford, Bosch, etc.) = C Scenario 1 – Maintenance support: A looking for service and B looking to provide a service. After B has registered on the platform (specialty according to Mobility make model year), A scans or enters mobility vin to request for a B’s service. They engage and the vehicle is taken in, B assigns a technician if not himself to generate a Job card & indemnity to be accepted and signed off digital to commence service. If there be an additional work required an amendment is sent to A for consent. B closes the job by ticking off OEM generated standard operating procedure. A is notified through a 3/4 step progress and completion before pick up. A gives rating on service done and has access to a minimum of 90 days. B saves time, reduce cost, gets insight on staff performance, finances and predicts consumables over time. No ad. & upfront cost.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users
  • Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

It is taking some time as there is resistance as the industry operates on some level of secrecy. After sometime service managers are happy as they can gladly have a better oversight withing their floor and relate to customers easily. Disputes are on the low currently. Most insight reveal the need to get the verification of parts or consumables resolved.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

We are a diverse team of experience individuals committed to solving a critical mobility maintenance problem through technology. Management information systems professionals, Software engineers / developers, Data science professional, automotive veteran and marketing professional.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

To provide us with a runway up to 12months. This includes funding for general administration expense such as cloud infrastructure running cost, external consultations, utilities, office expenses, marketing and customer acquisition amounting to 45% and the rest funds for to sustain a team of 8 amounting to 55%.

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

We will pilot our system using some of our funds in the challenger region through Ford and its affiliate companies by targeting all service providers that provide support to the Ford brand. Further engagement of relevant stakeholders will be required to develop insights generated during discussions. We do understand there exist culture dynamics when it comes to the maintenance and repair. That said the engagement is required. We will now move into interconnecting all relevant mobility players and provide an data on maintenance to enable them plan routes effectively and a financially predictable future. Providing them an incentive of using the system close to 6 months for free to build enough data in the region. Advertise to all ford owners highlighting the need for better maintenance culture and right part fitting at all times. Drive a demand that will eventually drive down price of parts.

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

Mobility ecosystem maintenance insight: To see at least the status of 3 types of mobility used Job / Business creation: see an increase in the setup of shops or business to support the Ford brand Inventory / Reduce: To see a minimum of 500 service provider reports on stocking right number of consumables. Dispute resolutions: To see less than 50 issues between a service provider and end user. Reduction in repeat issues: To see less than 10 repeat issues ber mobility make / model / year Part counterfeiting: To see at least 50 enduser or service provider response on part repaired on replaced on the platform.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Yes, Mechanico is sustainable once the pilot period ends. Since the average age of a vehicle is 11.8 years bringing the total vehicles supported out of pocket at 65% (800m) of vehicles. Mobility maintenance contributes greatly to GDP across countries and continents. Even in the foreseeable future of electric and hydrogen vehicles with little to no maintenance, there is an inevitable need for repair or support in which it must be geographically predictable and readily accessible.


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