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Zürich/Munich, June 9, 2021: MSS Holding AG, owner and licensee of several rental car companies in Switzerland, expedite their digital transformation strategy with the connected Car2Cloud solutions developed by Globalmatix AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly listed Softing AG (ISIN: DE0005178008). After having accepted 500 telematics boxes for a proof of concept, successfully completed over more than six months, MSS Holding plans to install at least 10,000 telematics boxes together with a multi-year data service from Globalmatix by the end of 2022. MSS Holding signed a master agreement to secure access to the telematics boxes and the service offered by Globalmatix for their rental car companies. The sale and installation of several thousand boxes has been agreed for the current year.
By means of a certified telematics box, Globalmatix facilitates access to a broad range of top-quality vehicle data, independent of the vehicle brand. Thanks to its unique encryption technology, Globalmatix provides an unprecedented level of security against unauthorized access by third parties.
The market is currently most interested in four telematics applications that are of prime importance for companies renting out and operating passenger cars and fleets of vans:
MSS Holding AG with its 32 companies and brands is a leading provider of services relating to vehicles and car insurance. MSS Holding operates the rental car companies Fleet Service, Helvetic Mobility and is licensee of Enterprise, Alamo and National brands in Switzerland. In collaboration with partners, MSS Holding implements a comprehensive digital connected car concept based on the data delivered by Globalmatix.
"The multi-brand capability, the modular and customized applications for all vehicles over the air interface, the high data resolution, and the range of applications available through a single telematics box were key factors in Globalmatix being awarded the contract," said Andreas Buhl, President of MSS Holding AG. "By using the Globalmatix telematics solution we are creating the prerequisites for digitalization of our connected car concept. This will enable us to simplify complex return processes in a customer-friendly way and make them more cost-effective. Building up a car CV largely increases the resale value of our vehicles. Keyless access to the vehicles enables us to put the rental 'on the road'," Buhl added.
Alois Widmann, CEO of Globalmatix AG, said: "Now that things are returning to normal after some very challenging times for our customers, the fleet market and car rental are picking up considerably. Last year's systematic refinement of our products and services is clearly paying off. Our solutions scale up in an increasingly broad and more international market. Our unique telematics box with integrated data logger for high data resolution and real-time access to vehicle signals for nearly all brands enables new connected car applications that translate into measurable simplifications and savings for our customers."
About GlobalmatiX AG
The company uses its cellular telephony network license to operate its own telecommunications and telematics platform. Agreements with Tier 1 cellular network operators ensure that Globalmatix has access to first-class networks worldwide. These mobile data communications are unlocked with the company's own eSIM (embedded SIM). This enables CANbus-based diagnostic data from mixed-brand vehicles and machines to be made available to vehicle and machine fleet managers in real time via secure cloud systems. For this purpose, Globalmatix has developed the 4G / (5G) CAN telematics box with integrated data logger for applications such as vehicle location/route or predictive maintenance.
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