The Future Transport Ecosystem and Car-Sharing

November 1, 2013 by  
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By Cheng Zhi Wei

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One of the many suggested solutions to the urban mobility challenges of tomorrow is car-sharing. While there are several examples of car-sharing in Singapore, it has not taken off at the level needed to generate noticeable impact on the transport network.

Speaking at a session on Electromobility at the Asia Smart Grid/Electromobility conference under the Singapore International Energy Week 2013, Mr Eugene Ng, Director, Urban Solutions, Bosch Software Innovations (SI), presented his company’s suite of software solutions that aim to form building blocks for the urban transport solutions of tomorrow. Read more

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing in Singapore with iCarsClub

October 8, 2013 by  
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iCarsClub is the first company in Singapore to provide a peer-to-peer car sharing scheme, where car owners can rent out their cars to drivers looking for temporary use of a car without having to own one.

Eddy Zhang, CEO and Co-Founder of iCarsClub, shared more about his company in this interview:

Why did you start iCarsClub? Were you influenced by the concept of Collaborative Consumption or the Sharing Economy?

iCarsClub-logoCars parked for days underutilized is both a waste of money and space. In addition to the land transport problem that Singapore currently faces, COE prices hitting the $90,000 mark means many car-owning dreams will be shattered.

We do want to make better use of the cars that are not on the road, saving our members money and doing our small bit to help the planet in the process. Furthermore, Singapore serves as a very good test bed for iCarsClub due to its strategic location and safe environment. Read more