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PoolCar, an Aussie fleet management startup, sees a future where every corporate fleet vehicle has its own Twitter account. The in-car Android device knows when the next service is due and based on current mileage can ‘hash-tag’ a work order request for servicing and maintenance.

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We’re grabbing the fleet software market by wheel nuts and giving them a good twist

We’re familiar with cars that toot, but how about cars that tweet?

PoolCar, an Aussie fleet software startup, sees a future where every corporate fleet vehicle has its own Twitter account.

The PoolCar software engineers, called the ‘pitcrew’, have created an in-car Android device that tweets the vehicle’s location, speed and CO2 output in real time.

The in-car device knows when the next service is due and based on current mileage can ‘hash-tag’ a work order request for servicing and maintenance.

“It’s all part of our Fleet Analytics platform,” says Kurt Lingohr, founder of the Aussie startup focused on redefining vehicle fleet management.

“We’re grabbing the fleet software market by wheel nuts and giving them a good twist.”

Based on the vehicle’s current heading, servers tweet to the car traffic congestion and route suggestions for display on an optional dash-mounted screen.

When it is time to refuel, servers can tweet the cheapest fuel price based on the GPS location and day of week.

“We’re very fortunate to be standing at the intersection of the Twitter messaging API, 3G networks and Android mobile computing.” says Lingohr.

About PoolCar
PoolCar is an Aussie startup reinventing vehicle fleet management software. We’re grabbing the fleet software market by the wheel-nuts and giving a good twist. Based near Melbourne, Australia, our mission is to organize the world’s vehicle fleets.

The PoolCar system turns fleet management upside down by framing vehicles as utilities, not assets, thereby shifting focus to utilization. Running vehicle fleets is wildly expensive and PoolCar helps organizations align fleet size with business needs. Our fleet performance management platform integrates business needs, lifecycle costs, safety and sustainability.

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