Vehicle Reservation Service for the MDrive Electric Car Share Program.
DENSO, Ford Motor Company and NextEnergy have teamed up to study the benefits and challenges of a vehicle designed for sharing. In partnership with the University of Michigan Dearborn we are offering student residents of The Union at Dearborn the opportunity to help shape the vehicle of the future.
This app will allow participants the ability to reserve access to a set of three fully-electric Ford Focus vehicles (parked in designated spots with charging stations) that can be reserved for use on a day-to-day basis to run errands, meet friends for dinner or even catch a concert downtown.
Because we want to promote sharing amongst our users and the most efficient use of the available vehicles, this app will also allow users to swap or share request other participants in the study. The person with the original reservation will have the power to accept or deny the request. All of this will be updated automatically.
Setting up your reservation is as simple as selecting the date and time you need the service and then selecting the vehicle you wish to drive. When it becomes time for your reservation you can use the app to start your reservation, unlock the vehicle, and be on your way!
Thanks for choosing MDrive, we look forward to hearing about your experience!