Syndicat Mixte Autolib’

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Syndicat Mixte Autolib’ is an electric car-sharing program established by the city of Paris and 46 surrounding municipalities to relieve traffic congestion, reduce noise and air pollution, and provide people with more flexible transit options. Implemented by logistics company IER, the system based on Windows Embedded provides connectivity between the in-car system, registration and rental kiosks, charging stations and a central management system. Available around the clock, the solution has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 metric tons annually and replaced 25,000 privately owned gas vehicles. By using Autolib’, former car owners have cut their transportation costs by approximately 90 percent annually. Autolib’ subscribers also enjoy an enhanced driving experience with GPS navigation, free parking and personalized settings. The flexible solution also simplifies implementation and minimizes deployment risk, which makes it easier for Autolib’ to implement new features and services.

Benefits at a glance

  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 1.5 million metric tons
  • Cuts drivers' transportation costs by 90 percent
  • Enhances user experience with personalized settings
  • Improved connectivity simplifies implementation

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Syndicat Mixte Autolib, an electric-car sharing program established by Paris, France and 46 surrounding municipalities, wanted to relieve traffic congestion in the capital city and provide more flexibility for the 8 million people living in the region.

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Teamed with IER to implement an intelligent car-sharing solution anchored by Windows Embedded, Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server that connects in-car systems with rental and registration kiosks, charging stations and management applications running in a central data center.

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With an intelligent car-sharing system anchored by Windows Embedded, Paris and its surrounding municipalities are reducing pollution while drivers gain benefits such as lower transportation costs and personalized service. The flexible solution also simplifies implementation.

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