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Sixt Mobility Consulting extends 'Companion' app with electronic driver's licence check 'DriversCheck'

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DGAP-News: Sixt Leasing SE / Key word(s): Product Launch
14.07.2021 / 10:30
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Sixt Mobility Consulting extends "Companion" app with electronic driver's licence check "DriversCheck"

Pullach, 14 July 2021 - Sixt Mobility Consulting GmbH (SMC), one of the leading independent fleet management providers in Europe and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sixt Leasing SE, has equipped its smartphone app "The Companion" with the leading electronic driving licence check "DriversCheck". Thus, company car drivers of fleet customers can now check their driving licence entirely on their own and in real time - anytime and anywhere. Drivers and fleet managers are automatically notified by "DriversCheck" when a check is due. And all other control processes are also recorded automatically and reliably in the background. This eliminates the need for tedious scheduling and time-consuming documentation. Fleet managers can view the data via the "DriversCheck" portal and thus always keep an eye on all checks. They also have the option of creating reports. The "DriversCheck" convinces with simple set-up and operation and meets - also in terms of security and data protection - all legal requirements for driving licence checks.

Michael Poglitsch, Managing Director of Sixt Mobility Consulting GmbH: "With the integration of the leading electronic driving licence check 'DriversCheck', we are adding another innovative feature to our powerful 'Companion' app and further advancing the digitalisation of fleet management. At the same time, we are giving company car drivers and fleet managers a fast, secure and efficient solution with which they can cost-effectively and reliably fulfil one of the most important owner obligations in fleet management. Especially in times of Corona and home office, mobile applications such as 'Companion' and 'DriversCheck' offer a great advantage."

Companies are legally obliged to regularly check the driving licences of their employees. Failure to do so can result in fines and imprisonment, among other things. With the "DriversCheck" in the "Companion" app, SMC fleet customers are supported in all matters of owner obligation. The function will initially be rolled out to customers in Germany.

Intuitive operation
In order to carry out the electronic driver's licence check with the "Companion" app, users must install the "DriversCheck" app on their smartphone. Then they open the electronic driving licence check in the "Companion" app and select the tag-checkup for German paper driving licences or the tagless checkup for German EU card driving licences. The camera function is then started so that users can capture the security features of their driving licence. During the initial check, they receive an e-mail with a request for an identity check via Videoident procedure. Users with a card driving licence scan the front and the hologram on the back of their driving licence using the camera. Those with a paper driving licence capture the verification tag, which is placed on the licence by the fleet manager during the initial check and assigned to the corresponding driver. Once the tag has been successfully recognised, users can complete the check by entering a PIN.

Useful additional functions
Drivers can also use "DriversCheck" to call up checks that have already been carried out and display the details of the type of check carried out (own check or third-party check), the name of the checker and the time stamp. In addition, they can view the driver information stored for them (user name, driving licence number and tag number) and individually adjust basic settings such as password and PIN.

"Companion" success story
The "Companion" app was launched in autumn 2019 and is now used by more than 16,000 company car drivers. The solution is used in particular by large fleet customers, such as Siemens, and is continuously being further developed. "We are proud of what we have achieved so far with the 'Companion' app", says SMC Managing Director Michael Poglitsch. "The Companion is a blueprint for digital fleet management."

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About Sixt Mobility Consulting:

Sixt Mobility Consulting GmbH (SMC) is one of the leading independent fleet management providers in Europe. SMC advises corporate customers on the efficient management of their fleets and provides all fleet management services for cars and vans with innovative IT solutions such as in particular the app "The Companion" and high-performance customer care teams.

As a bank- and manufacturer-independent fleet specialist, SMC optimises companies' costs when procuring and operating leased and purchased fleets, on request also via fully digitalised multi-bidding processes for each car ordered. In addition, SMC supports users in all vehicle-related topics, from ordering to accident management and wheel changes.

Through the use of the large partner network at attractive conditions, customers can significantly reduce their garage costs. In addition, SMC offers companies innovative corporate mobility services, such as mobility budgets, which are fully digitally managed and enable employees in cities in particular to use other mobility services, such as car sharing or weekend rental cars, as an alternative or supplement to the company car.

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