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Appyway and Liftshare to bring car sharing and smart parking to fleets

A new car sharing and smart parking solution is to be targeted at large fleets under a partnership between Liftshare and AppyWay.

Parking-related costs made up nearly a third of the overall cost of motoring.

The tie-up will integrate Liftshare’s car-sharing scheme with AppyWay’s smart car park solution

The tie-up will bring new technology solutions integrating Liftshare’s car-sharing scheme – credited with saving 700 clients over £20m per year in parking costs – with AppyWay’s smart car park solution. The integration between Liftshare and AppyWay provides full visibility of bay usage for companies and enables real-time management of car-sharing only spaces, with verified Liftshare users pairing with the sensors in each bay.

The result will enable fleets to “supercharge” adoption of car-sharing through greater visibility and real-time availability parking bays and by allocating premium parking spaces, like those nearest to the office, exclusively for users of Liftshare.

The partnership will see smart bay sensors, provided as part of AppyWay’s car park solutions suite, enable real-time availability of spaces to be visualised in the AppyParking mobile app, helping employees save time and reduce the miles driven finding parking on site.  An analytics tool provides facilities teams with the full demand lifecycle for parking, enabling data-driven decisions for how to optimise their assets.

Liftshare for Work provides companies with a bespoke, branded car sharing platform for their staff to use to enable sharing. The dashboard records all of the data, so reports can be generated on real-time figures for CO2 reduction, number of miles saved, and monetary savings by staff who cut their costs by 50%, just by sharing with colleagues.

Liftshare CEO, Ali Clabburn said: “We’re very excited to be working with AppyWay. Innovation is in our DNA here at Liftshare and we’re constantly striving to offer our clients the best possible solution to encourage people to travel more sustainably. The opportunity to collaborate with companies like AppyWay means that clients get a well thought through, integrated solution that supports their goals and objectives when it comes to managing their car parks. Our goal of taking 1 billion miles off UK roads by 2020 is even more achievable when we work with others to share our vision.”

Dan Hubert, founder and CEO of AppyWay, added: “As cities and towns look for the means to tackle congestion and lower emissions, it’s important not to forget large companies and their workforce contribute to the challenge. We’re thrilled that through our collaboration with Liftshare, we can support companies with their sustainable transport goals and drive greater adoption of car-sharing, in addition to helping them optimise their parking assets and offer better experiences for their employees.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.