So it all runs smoothly for you
RFID solutions for car and bike sharing
As a provider of car and bike sharing, you have your finger on the pulse in many cities around the world. To ensure lasting satisfaction among your customers, you need reliable systems – for instance, to identify who is unlocking and using which city bike or cars. An RFID solution will give you valuable tracking data and let you link the system to payment and member administration systems.
Your customers will notice the convenience of RFID: membership, rental, return and payment are secure, uncomplicated and reliable.
Discover why ELATEC delivers the optimal solution
Your benefits at a glance
To effectively provide share services for bikes and cars, you need a technical partner you can depend on. The partner must ensure vehicles can be rented quickly and easily, the technology at the rental/return station works, all related software systems are running soundly and that they can respond quickly when it's time to adopt new technologies or changes to the business model.
You can count on ELATEC even for international business, because our devices are multifrequency capable and communicate with more than 60 standards. That reduces complexity and saves money.
Time-to-Market is getting more and more important for our customers.
The products of ELATEC help to reduce the Time-to-Market of our customers significantly as well as reducing design inrisk for the engineer as well.
Senior Product Manager NFC Infrastructure, NXP
RFID in theory and in practice
How you can benefit from RFID in other areasContactless user authentication and access control have become an indispensable part of our everyday work lives. Give your customers, employees and partners in other areas the convenience of RFID.
You have questions. We have answers.
What are the advantages of RFID for bike sharing?
RFID is simple and convenient for bike share operators and riders. It makes it easier for public transit users to add bike sharing to their transportation alternatives. Riders can use the same card they already use for train, bus, streetcar or metro ticketing to also rent a bike. This simple solution promotes adoption of bike sharing among transit riders.
Of course, there are also smartphone-based app solutions for riders who use their mobile devices for transit ticketing. The RFID reader allows users to rent a bike safely and conveniently using a mobile app for rider authentication. ELATEC offers a variety of NFC- and BLE-based mobile ID solutions for Android and iOS devices.
Why is bike sharing such a booming market?
Many people in large and mid-sized cities are looking for alternatives to public transit beyond commuting by individual passenger car. Bike sharing is gaining in popularity because it gives riders more control over their commute while supporting a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. This is a phenomenon that can be observed in many countries. Because of this, many cities are working intensively to expand their bike-sharing services. Thanks to COVID-19 and associated fears related to packed public transit options, the trend towards bike sharing as an alternative is gaining even more momentum.
Do you support the ISO1443B' @ Calypso technology required to ensure interoperability between different transit providers in the same area?
Yes, ELATEC supports the Calypso standard for contactless electronic ticketing to gain access to trains, buses and other means of transport. That enables seamless mobility between public transit and bike sharing applications.