Car sharing might soon revolutionize transportation in Norway

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-15 06:09:07|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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OSLO, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- New technology will revolutionize the ways Norwegians own, drive and buy a car in the near future.

Moller Group, the largest importer of vehicles in Norway, has recently changed its name to Moller Mobility Group as a symbol of entering a new era for the transportation field.

"We have chosen a new name for a new time," said the company's CEO Terje Male.

According to him, the development will be driven by four main factors: environmental requirements, technology, digitization and sharing, newspaper Aftenposten reported Tuesday.

The last-mentioned is already worked on, as Moller Mobility Group started a cooperation with car sharing company Hyre.

"We believe the market is heading towards a sharing model, and we are planning to make big investments here," Mole said.

Since February, Hyre has been working on developing a car sharing service in cooperation with the Moller Mobility Group.

"There are different solutions for car sharing, but no one has found the ultimate model. We have many ideas we want to try out and have an experimental approach, both in terms of business and price model," said Nils Petter Nordbo from Hyre, whose service solution is completely keyless.

People should be able to open and close the car with the mobile phone, and personal electronic identification BankID will be used to secure verification of those who make use of the service.

"People will get a map on their mobile phones that will show available cars nearby. The process from the point when somebody needs a car until they sit in it, should not take more than a couple of minutes," Nordbo said.

Although it is not yet clear when the service will be ready for the mass market, Nordbo thinks that it may happen soon.

Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen also sees that there may be major changes on the transport front in the time to come.

"Most people want access to a car, and then car sharing can be appropriate," he said.

He also expressed belief that self-propelled cars will be part of Norwegian traffic soon.

Already next year, it is planned that autonomous buses will be used in Oslo.