Periodic Reporting for period 2 - SMASH (Smart Sharing)
Okres sprawozdawczy: 2018-03-01 do 2019-08-31
But most of these vehicle sharing deployments are suffering several limitations:
• They are often limited to the city Centres, and cannot be extended in the surrounding areas, where the density of population is lower, because it would not be convenient for the fleet owners.
• They are not expandable with different kind of vehicles, and in most cases they are not inter-operable.
• They Free floating model suffer the damages, and thefts.
For the society it is important to deploy innovative and more efficient mobility models, involving the final user to contribute to the efficiency and profitability.
In this scenario, Greenspider was born with an international mindset and a big challenge; contributing to a more efficient and enjoyable mobility in our smart cities, at global level.
The overall objective of SMASH, Smart Sharing, is to enable new models of vehicle sharing, more open and expandable.
In particular, thanks to SMASH, any private, individual, small organisation can provide vehicle-sharing services with a secure and reliable system.
Since its foundation, Greenspider is focused on the new trend of the Sharing Economy and Internet of Things technologies, for enabling new sustainable mobility services for the citizens.
The name Greenspider recalls the green-economy, the respect for the environment, the best efficiency in the use of resources, the reduction of traffic and emissions. It also recalls the capability to create connections, networks and aggregate communities of ecological vehicle users, light electric vehicles, ecotourism enthusiasts. Anyone willing to share their own vehicles, objects and resources for earning a profit. Anyone willing to use shared resources, getting a convenience.
This is how the mission Connecting people and things was born.
Today the company has a development office in Rome, while the Headquarter and the sales office are in Munich. Greenspider is a beneficiary of the SME Instrument Horizon2020 OPEN DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION Phase 1 and Phase 2, for the SMASH project, Smart Sharing.
The company also develops end-to-end solutions for various customers in the fields of mobility, logistics and transport, and aims to the internationalization of its business scope at global level.
SMASH puts in contact the community of people willing to share their own resources, vehicles, and objects, for obtaining a profit, and people willing to use them.
The solution is easy to expand, easy to integrate with existing solutions for vehicle sharing, permitting to extend the service, and aggregate new vehicles.
SMASH is a a unique, secure solution composed by a small device that can be installed everywhere (vehicles, cars, scooter, eBikes, bikes, drones, charging stations, parking slots, ..), a user app and secure cloud features. SMASH makes vehicles and objects intelligent, connected and responsive.
The user can see on a map the position of the sharable resources and can also contribute to the population of the map, realizing an open source vehicle sharing, with viral expandability.
The system provides user authentication and reliable pay-per-use, with a big convenience for everyone.
SMASH enables Open Source Sharing.
SMASH exchanges authenticated commands a with the user’s smartphone, which becomes the access key for distributed resources, vehicles, charging stations, thus allowing reliable pay-per-use. With a deployment potential of millions of units, SMASH represents a potential revolution in our cities’ mobility.
The Unique solution developed by Greenspider is protected by international patent applications (PCT/EP2015/078664): the IPR process protects the innovative characteristics related to resiliency and security of the solution,
SMASH consists of three parts:
• A small device that can be installed in a large variety of vehicles, like scooters, eBikes, cars and microcars and identifier, status and position.
• A user App, that allows you to access a huge expandable set of sharable resource. With the same App the user can register new objects, vehicles and resources, and make them available for shared use.
• The Cloud features needed to handle the vehicle and user data, with the highest requisite of Digital Security and Data Protection.
The commercial exploitation of SMASH addresses two target segments in the field of smart mobilty:
• Innovative vehicle manufacturers
• Vehicle sharing operators.
This kind of players are proliferating worldwide, deploying different categories of vehicles;2 Wheels (eBikes, Kickscooters, Scooters), 3 Wheels (scooters, electric Scooters), 4 wheels (cargo and utility vehicles, micro-cars, special vehicles).
During SMASH pilot we succeded to adapt SMASH solution to all theses different categories.
SMASH is curretnly delivered to sharing operators as Solution-As-A-Service, composed by:
• A unitary pricing for the provisioning of SMASH device.
• A unitary monthly fee covering the cost of the connectivity of the device.
• A flat periodic fee (yearly or monthly fee) for the deployment, licensing, maintenance of the features; Web Front-end, back-end, and user apps (android/ IoS).
This model was implemented and validated with many players, representative of the target market, with an impact in the pilots even exceeding any initial expectation.
We planned 3 pilots and executed 15, involving sharing operators and vehicle manufacturers; the increase was due to the fast turnover of vehicle sharing operators, and many newcomers.
A traction has been created, and a profitable business model highly replicable at global level has been validated.
During the project we also developed and validated all the necessary element for the large scale market launch with for the Peer2Peer Model, an expandable model open to any private individual willing to become a sahring operator.
This elements includes a secure payment method token base, and the possibility to deploy secure Smart Contract between the two peers, the owner and the user of the vehicle.