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NF Sharing, implemented by Etteplan, brings car sharing to Tripla’s residents in Helsinki

News – Published: 21.07.2020 12:15:00

Etteplan News Release, July 21, 2020

Etteplan has created the NF Sharing service designed for car sharing. Nordea and NF Fleet are piloting the new mobility service together with YIT. The residents of the apartment houses located in connection with the Mall of Tripla will be the first to try out the new service. Users reserve a suitable car using an app, and no car keys are required. Smart IoT technology is used to predict maintenance needs and to calculate the kilometers driven with the car.

Instead of owning a car, it is becoming increasingly common in cities to acquire a vehicle only when needed. The NF Sharing service is a response to the growing trend of offering driving as a service. It is now available to the residents of new YIT-homes located at the Mall of Tripla in Helsinki, Finland. 

NF Fleet, a joint venture of Nordea Rahoitus and ALD Automotive, is delivering an electric car to the housing company’s garage, and the building’s residents can rent the car using a mobile app. The housing company manages the service and the user rights via the web user interface. Keys are not needed, which makes using the vehicle and changing users easy. Etteplan has designed and implemented a software solution for managing and reserving vehicles. The digital self-service app makes for speedy use and management. The solution is also used to make payments, predict the need for maintenance and open the vehicle’s doors. 

“There are numerous potential users, ” says Etteplan’s Business Architect Mikko Viskari. “More and more city dwellers are interested in car sharing, as the costs of owning a car are high. With this exceptional spring that we have experienced, many people are thinking how nice it would be to have a car and drive to a recreational area to go hiking in the forest.” 

When there is a car parked in the housing company’s own garage and there is no need to pick up car keys from anywhere, it makes using the car quick and easy. In these times, ensuring proper hygiene is naturally important.

“We have been using the car three times and are really happy with the service. We sold our own car before our move, so this is a great value-added service for our living comfort, ” says a resident about the service.

“The cooperation with Etteplan has been smooth and uncomplicated. Demand for cost-effective and ecological mobility services is growing all the time. It has been great to build such a modern service together with Etteplan, shape the market and create opportunities for community between people, ” says Nina Reinilehto, General Manager of NF Fleet Finland.

Easy-to-use service for companies too

The NF Sharing service created by Etteplan for NF Fleet is also the answer to the changing needs of corporate driving, as companies seek efficiency for their company cars. Work teams can use a shared car for business and coordinate its use via the mobile app. 

It is easy to use: users reserve the vehicle they need using the app. The car can be easily reserved and returned to a place indicated on the map, and keys are not required, as the doors are opened via the app and the car is started by pressing the Start button. The driver only has to take care of tanking up or charging the car, as the smart IoT technology predicts the need for maintenance.

“Companies can take advantage of the solution’s clear cost savings and a real-time utilization report. Since costs are distributed electronically in an automated process, this also frees up time that would otherwise be spent in laborious accounting. Environmental perspectives pose challenges for many industries, but these can also be tackled with new technology and smart design, ” Viskari points out. 

Etteplan’s design team created the user interface with many types of users and usage requirements in mind. With the Plus service, employees can also reserve cars for private use, for instance, for a weekend trip. 

The NF Sharing app is available in app stores. 

For more information, please contact:
Mikko Viskari, Business Architect, Etteplan, tel. +358 50 465 1322
Nina Reinilehto, General Manager, NF Fleet, tel. +358 40 868 1620 
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing and Communications, tel. +358 10 307 3302

NF Fleet is a joint company of Nordea Finance and ALD Automotive. We offer our customers innovative solutions for mobility needs and fleet management. We have exceptionally extensive expertise in leasing solutions and their impact on your company’s finances. In addition to Finland, we operate in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Nordea Finance Finland Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordea Bank Oyj. In addition to Finland, Nordea has financing companies in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The local companies form Nordea Finance, the leading group of finance companies in Northern Europe. Nordea Finance Finland Ltd’s services cover asset financing for corporate customers and vendor cooperation financing, such as point-of-sale, machinery and equipment and car financing.

ALD Automotive is Finland’s leading service leasing company. It has operated in Finland since 1979. It is our duty to be the cooperation partner providing the best service for our customers’ vehicle needs. ALD Automotive offers fleet management and long-term vehicle leasing solutions to companies in more than 40 countries. International and local teams are continuously working together to build tailored partnerships that best fit the client’s needs. Placing client satisfaction at the core of its strategy, ALD Automotive provides fleet managers and drivers with innovative tools and services to make their everyday business easier and meet new challenges to come.  

Etteplan in brief

Etteplan provides solutions for industrial equipment and plant engineering,  software and embedded solutions, and technical documentation solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products, services and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.

In 2019, Etteplan had a turnover of approximately EUR 263 million. The company currently has some 3, 400 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and China. Etteplan’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE