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“Booking Car”, a cloud service for company cars, launched at Toyota dealers and Toyota rental & lease agencies in Japan

Enables private use by employees, reducing costs through sharing and providing benefits at the same time

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced that Toyota dealers and Toyota rental & lease agencies in Japan have begun accepting applications for “Booking Car,” a cloud service developed by Toyota Mobility Service Corporation (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Shuichi Murakami; hereinafter TMS) for corporate customers nationwide who use company cars. Since the launch of this service at TMS in November 2020, we have received requests from all over the country to introduce and handle this service, which led to its nationwide expansion. We have received inquiries from about 200 companies, and have received high praise from customers who have already introduced the service.

The service has the following two features:

The first is to improve the efficiency of company car management by making it possible to make reservations and use company cars easily using smartphones and other devices. The second is to use the framework of a “shared use agreement”* to enable the sharing of company vehicles for private use by employees during holidays and nighttime hours when they are not used for business, and to rent them out to employees at low cost, thereby reducing vehicle costs and providing benefits.

With an eye on the era of mobility services, since 2019, Toyota Motor Corporation has been offering Toyota Solution Services, to meet the various needs of corporate customers who use not only cars but also company vehicles. We offer a total of 18 types of outsourcing services and telematics services to meet the various needs of corporate customers who use not only cars but also company vehicles. This time too, we will be developing “Booking Car” as one of the Toyota Solution Services.

The specifics of “Booking Car” are as follows:

Booking Car

Services
  • Digitalization of all company car usage operations for easy visualization of operation status
  • Enabling the private use of company vehicles and the sharing of vehicles that are idle assets that can be rented out to employees outside of work hours.
  • No need to install a special device in the vehicle, so it can be easily installed for any maker or vehicle model.
  • In addition to the “Booking Car” service for both business and private use, we will also be offering the “Booking Car LIGHT” service, a low-cost version that enables optimization of company cars for business use, reflecting customer feedback after its launch.
Option
By installing a key box, you can receive keys unattended 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Suggested retail price (excluding tax)
Booking Car
900 yen per unit, per month
Booking Car LIGHT
500 yen per unit, per month

One account can be used by an unlimited number of employees

Future plansConclude contracts with Toyota dealers and Toyota rental & lease agencies that have applied to become Booking Car contract agents after August, and as soon as it is ready, each company will start selling the Booking Car. (TMS will provide support to dealers and rental & lease agents who have applied for the service, from pre-installation consultation to post-implementation support.)

SOURCE: Toyota

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