- The KoolKey: Koolicar's electronic car key that simplifies car rental between individuals
CES 2018 - What if it was enough to turn on the camera of your smartphone in the street, then look at the cars on your screen to find out which ones are available for rental to choose one? That's what Koolicar, a French start-up, supported by PSA and MAIF, announced with great fanfare at These Las Vegas 2018, this Monday January 8. This new feature in augmented reality allows to reserve car rental in the blink of an eye without prior reservation. Phone in hand, you scan your surroundings to see vehicle information on the screen. We can know for example the make of the car and the time remaining for the rental.
The KoolKey: Koolicar's electronic car key that simplifies car rental between individuals
Once the vehicle has been chosen, the car rental application between private individuals will send you an electronic key to use the car immediately after payment. No need to meet the owner, the digital key is immediately transmitted to your smartphone. According to the company, the digital key is more secure than the physical key. Unlike a traditional key, this one can be deactivated remotely, cannot be duplicated and cannot be lost.
In short, it facilitates the exchange and reduces the technical steps and procedures for car rental between individuals. Once received, the renter of the vehicle cannot use the key outside the allotted time previously chosen.