DCC team members can reserve vehicles through a smartphone app, their laptop or PC, and can view real time information on vehicle availability. - Photo via Depositphotos.

DCC team members can reserve vehicles through a smartphone app, their laptop or PC, and can view real time information on vehicle availability.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Dublin City Council (DCC) have launched a Mobility Hub pilot as part of the Smart Dublin initiative, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programme.

Under the project, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will provide a shared electric car and e-bike service at the council’s Wood Quay offices, helping to reduce congestion, free up parking spaces, and encourage employees to adopt healthier ways to commute.

The dedicated vehicles – three Nissan Leaf electric cars and five e-bikes – are available to employees during the workday. IT support for booking and managing the Mobility Hub fleet will be provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, part of Enterprise Holdings – an industry leader in technology and mobility.

DCC team members can reserve vehicles through a smartphone app, their laptop or PC, and can view real time information on vehicle availability. Keys to the cars are kept in the glove compartment, and access is provided through a PIN that is generated each time a user books a car. The e-bikes are also accessible through a PIN that is delivered each time a booking is made.

Enterprise’s IT management system provides full transparency to DCC administrators regarding usage and tracking of vehicles and can generate predictions of future use to improve the management of the team’s transport needs.

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