Bosch set to unveil van-sharing service this year

By Sean Galea-Pace
The Germany-based automotive manufacturer, Bosch, has announced it is set to unveil a van-sharing service in the country this year as part of an effort...

The Germany-based automotive manufacturer, Bosch, has announced it is set to unveil a van-sharing service in the country this year as part of an effort to increase its interest in the pay-per-minute vehicle rental services industry, Reuters reports.

As a result of the impact of smartphone-hailed rental technology which enables customers to use vehicles by the minute without owning them, it has caused the pecking order between automotive manufacturers and their suppliers to be significantly changed.

Bosch has confirmed it will collaborate with toom, a subsidiary of German retailer REWE, in order to supply delivery vans at hardware stores to allow clients to rent a van to transport bulky purchases.

See more:

The company already operates electric scooter rental service, Coup, in major cities like Paris, Madrid and Berlin and the partnership with toom will see Bosch accelerate its interest in on-demand vehicle rental services.

In a statement, Rainer Kallenbach, president of the Connected Mobility Solutions division at Bosch, said: “Bosch is growing with digital services for urban mobility. A service for sharing electric vans has huge potential for growth.”

The news comes after it was previously announced that Bosch is teaming up with Daimler in a bid to develop autonomous vehicles.

Share

Featured Articles

India’s smart manufacturing electric vehicle future

Indian IT service Panache Digilife has announced a manufacturing and supply chain agreement with electric vehicle manufacturer Revamp Moto

Manufacturing a legacy of safety, sustainability, and skill

Michael Vale, Group President for 3M’s safety & industrial business, explores diversity & environmental stewardship in manufacturing

5 minutes with: Simon Michie, Pulsant CTO

Simon Michie, CTO at Pulsant, explains why edge computing will transform manufacturing operations, but success will depend on having partnerships in place

Microsoft’s Çağlayan Arkan explores the supply chain

Procurement & Supply Chain

Elisabeth Brinton on the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability

Technology

Aiimi’s Head of Solution Engineering Matt Eustace on risks

AI & Automation