Autolib car-sharing service

A More Intelligent Approach to Car Sharing...

A company in Paris that uses Windows embedded to provide customer with a more personalized car-sharing services. Each of its 60,000 customers has a card that contains data about things like their favorite radio station and what temperature they want the climate control set at. Before getting in, the customers scans their cards and the car makes the necessary adjustments.

The Autolib car-sharing service, featuring the all-electric Blue car, uses Microsoft technology in its registration and rental kiosks, in the in-car systems, and in the handheld devices used by agents to serve drivers. The service is designed to reduce traffic congestion and emissions in Paris and its surrounding suburbs by making energy-efficient vehicles available as drivers need them, decreasing reliance on privately owned gas-powered cars.