13-ED4 "ready to" services

  • The "ready to" services were presented in March 2018 and could then be ordered with the ready to share package. It's avaialble in Germany, Italy and France, but I've noticed that it also works for example in Poland and Litaunia. Technically, the system is based on the system that has been in operation via smart car2go-edition since 2009/10 and has been extensively tested by millions of users. The version, which is installed as ready to ex works, does not have a card reader in the windshield, the cars are only unlocked via the app. The service and servers have been deactivated at the 31th of March in 2023.

    Before it went into the field, the service was also installed as a beta in private vehicles and tried out further.

    The ready to package includes a total of four packages and hat got its own app:

    1. ready to spot
      • Find your car again via app: shows the location of the smart with “ready to spot” and the fastest route to get there - also by public transport or car sharing.
    2. ready to share
      • Share smart with friends, family and acquaintances and optionally set a price per minute - without handing over the keys, without stress, simply via the app.
    3. ready to park

      • With smart “ready to park” you can easily find the best free parking spaces via app. Some of them can be reserved up to 30 days in advance and can be paid for directly.
    4. theft recovery
      • "Theft recovery" warns when the smart leaves a previously defined area. The app then helps the police to find the smart again.

    Bevor it became available the ready to rent, ready to drop and ready to drop + where also used. The former was a direct harbinger of ready to share and ready to drop was there so that the postman could simply place orders online in the trunk of the smart. With ready to drop +, this was also possible when the smart was not at the home address.

    Based on this, there is also Fleetshare for commercial customers.

    Planning, administration, optimization: fleetshare by smart takes on a large part of the control of a vehicle fleet. Because the modular software digitizes and simplifies the daily processes in the operational fleet use - and thus increases the utilization and profitability. With the white label solution, fleetshare by smart appears in the name and design of the company.

    The ready-to-share service was available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.