DropCar Inc., a provider of app-based mobility services and logistics software-as-a-service (SaaS) for automotive consumers and enterprises, is expanding to Los Angeles.
The initial focus will be on vehicle movements and logistics for the car-sharing unit of one of DropCar’s Tier One automotive partners.
DropCar’s services will play a supporting role for the wide range of new transportation options coming to car-centric Los Angeles, from ride-hailing and mobile maintenance, to luxury vehicle subscriptions. As more people enjoy the convenience of these services the companies that provide them are discovering a new set of logistics challenges that can only be addressed by pairing advanced data analytics, machine learning, and teams of highly trained drivers.
“For every new mobility service there needs to be a bedrock logistics platform that ensures vehicles get to where they need to be,” Spencer Richardson, co-founder and CEO of DropCar, said in a statement. “DropCar not only provides the technology, but also the drivers and service to make sure vehicles are delivered efficiently and on time.”
In addition to working closely with its new corporate partner, DropCar will be marketing its Vehicle Assistance & Logistics and Mobility Cloud platforms to Los Angeles-area auto dealerships, fleet managers, and other next generation mobility service providers.
DropCar’s VAL platform is a turnkey vehicle logistics system that deploys advanced analytics to dispatch professionally-trained and insured drivers to pick up and deliver vehicles wherever dealerships, car rental companies, car sharing operators, vehicle subscription programs and other fleet operators need them.
DropCar’s Mobility Cloud is a SaaS version of the VAL platform that allows customers to access DropCar’s cloud-based back-end, mobile app, client interaction dashboard, vehicle tracking, analytics, and other services while utilizing their own staff of drivers for vehicle pickup and delivery.