One for the road: Car makers now also transport solutions providers
Volkswagen has piloted projects to test ideas such as car sharing and trip sharing in Germany. A project has started in Hanover in Germany and some more locations are being added with car sharing or car renting. The company is renting out cars from one seater to two seaters to four seaters even for short trips or short durations of 20 minutes.
Rudzinski says Volkswagen has collected feedback from Indians too on these ideas — in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Pune — and the response has been overwhelming.
People eagerly participated in the survey and wanted to know when the ideas were being implemented in India. Rudzinski says the major concerns in India were that of safety of passengers and whether it would be inclusive and accessible to all.
Apart from moving people, similar models are being tested for movement of goods and logistics to aggregate and cut out wasted trips.
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