OCTO Telematics has expanded its range of services to bring together the needs of fleet managers, car sharing and corporate car sharing operators and to ensure that they are fully prepared to manage their rental process after the COVID-19 lockdown ends.
The OCTO KeyLess technology, which was originally introduced in 2017, is already being used on a large scale by leading network operators. More than 400,000 door opening and closing processes are carried out via the smartphone app every month.
The innovative Smart KeyLess solution offers new functions based on the company’s own technology from OCTO. It enables operators and users to benefit from a contactless rental process with quick and easy wireless installation. Services are now completely unaffected by the lack of GSM coverage, which can occur, for example, when the vehicle is parked in a garage.
The installation takes no longer than 15 minutes. To do this, the OCTO telematics device is simply connected to the vehicle’s OBD socket and connected to an OCTO SmartKey. This SmartKey then replaces the factory keys originally supplied with the vehicle with all security and convenience functions, both electronically and mechanically. The expensive factory keys can then be kept safe to avoid loss or damage. The vehicle is now ready for use with OCTO KeyLess, a special smartphone app that allows the user to unlock and lock the car doors without touching the vehicle in any other way. The fleet manager is also able to manage the vehicle remotely and use all fleet telematics functions offered by OCTO.
OCTO Smart KeyLess offers the tools needed to support and simplify the work of fleet managers in a time of “post-lockdown”. It offers a non-contact rental process that helps ensure driver safety while increasing the efficiency of the rental process. OCTO Smart KeyLess is also fully compatible with other OCTO solutions, including solutions designed for the “New Normal”, such as OCTO PurePlace ( pureplace.octotelematics.com ), a solution for disinfecting vehicles and controlled environments, and solutions for more advanced fleet management and insurance telematics.