May 2, 2023

How Agile Solutions uses Smartcar to digitize fleet management

Erica Bickel

Content Marketing Manager

The world of mobility has undoubtedly changed, and customers today demand a fully-digital, integrative solution for a range of common service issues. But while most mobility solution providers address niches of the mobility service sector, Agile Solutions offers a wide breadth of services for customers, including traditional car rentals at the counter and in-app peer-to-peer car sharing, using a single fleet on one unified platform.

With Smartcar’s car API, Agile Solutions streamlines contactless handout processes, fleet management, and logistics tracking. In this way, the company digitizes traditional car rental processes in order to expedite check-in, regardless if the customer prefers the counter to an application when picking up their rental. They’re making a traditionally slow digitization process a lot easier and more intuitive for car rental companies, leasing organizations, car dealerships, and fleet owners.

At a glance

🚧 Problem: Agile Solutions needed a software-based solution for virtual key sharing to enable remote locking and unlocking of vehicles.

💡 Solution: Smartcar provided a straightforward, hardware-free API platform that met the needs of Agile Solutions’ diverse set of customers.

📈 Results: Agile Solutions is able to integrate and continually add new vehicles to its provider list, keeping pace with the mobility market.

Moving at the speed of mobility

The rate at which new vehicle models are added to market is growing, with electric vehicles experiencing a 34% CAGR between 2015-2021. By 2025, the number of overall car models is expected to nearly double, with an average of 62 models per year coming to market.

While exciting, this presents a significant challenge to developers, who have to ensure compatibility with a large volume of new vehicles and car brands. Agile Solutions is all too familiar with this problem, and sought to find a solution that wouldn’t require a set of specialized skills to integrate, yet could move at the speed of the rapidly-changing automotive industry.

New [car] models are constantly being released, and we needed a platform that would support new models as they enter the market. We felt that Smartcar’s solution would continue to develop and evolve at the same pace as the mobility market.

– John Revheim, COO & Partner, Agile Solutions

Going hardware-free

Agile Solutions’ clients comprise of mobility service providers who want to build applications that enable contactless car rentals, but the company struggled with the complexities of hardware installation.

Like many players in this space, Agile Solutions built digital lockers and supplied in-vehicle hardware but continued to experience power usage challenges and complicated installations. If they were to modify the wiring in these vehicles, complex insurance issues would be triggered. This was a tipping point that showed Agile Solutions a critical need for software-based rental solutions in the market.

Through our partnership with Smartcar, we’re able to continue to provide our customers with the tools they need to offer modern and digitized mobility services of all types.

– Vidar Gunstvedt, CEO, Partner, & Senior Software Developer, Agile Solutions


How Agile Solutions evaluated Smartcar as their API platform


😍 Ease of use for Agile Solutions customers


Smartcar’s solution is quick and easy to install, requires no hardware, and offers plenty of online support documentation.


🧰 Comprehensive API platform


Developers work with a clear and detailed set of resources, including easy-to-use APIs, SDKs, and a powerful self-service dashboard.


♻️ Continuous brand coverage


Smartcar is compatible with over 30 different brands in Europe, Canada, and the United States – and we’re always adding new models.

Integrating with Smartcar

Transforming a manual industry takes time, but Agile Solutions’ integration with Smartcar allows mobility service providers to quickly adopt contactless rental experiences, no matter where they are located.

By using a software-only approach, companies can streamline their rental processes and even offer modern conveniences like contactless car sharing.

Thanks to its partnership with Smartcar, Agile Solutions is well-positioned to be the premier provider of mobility service solutions for car sharing and rentals.

Vehicle brands, logos, and model names belong to their respective trademark holders and do not indicate endorsement or affiliation with Smartcar or Agile Solutions.

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