A prestigious new award has been launched by Fleet Europe to recognise start-up companies with the innovative ideas and business plans that could shake-up the world of fleet and mobility.
These disrupters represent the next generation of suppliers to the 21st century world of fleet, and their prizes included major media campaigns to raise their awareness among the international fleet community.
The award was sponsored by Mobileye, a start-up itself back in 1999 and now an $8billion company that works with 90% of the automotive industry, and was presented by Lior Sethon, global director of sales, marketing and business development, Mobileye Aftermarket Division.
In total, 24 start-up companies entered the award, 10 were shortlisted by an expert judging panel, and then the judges’ scores were combined with online votes and the votes of delegates at the Fleet Europe Forum in Barcelona to establish the winners.
In third place, and securing a €2,500 media campaign, was Assisto, an app that simplifies the whole claim and repair process in the aftermath of a vehicle collision, providing direct communication between the driver, fleet owner and insurer.
In runner-up position, and winning a €5,000 media campaign, was Spiri, a Danish start-up that is bringing fresh thinking to the world of mobility with its mix of car pooling and car sharing, using fleets of electric cars.
And the winner of this major new award was WeProov, which will now have its awareness boosted by a €10,000 media campaign. WeProov is an app that makes it easy for drivers to file a vehicle condition report, prior to starting the ignition, so that the driver and fleet operator, hire company or car share scheme can keep an accurate record of vehicle condition and avoid disputes about who is responsible for any damage.