Lumi strikes technology agreement with MachinesTalk

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Lumi-MachinesTalk sign deal
Officials during the signing ceremony.

Lumi car rental company (Lumi) has signed a five-year agreement with MachinesTalk, a leading IoT solutions provider in Saudi Arabia, in order to revolutionize vehicle sharing and enable digital transformation.

The agreement, worth $622 million (SAR 28 million), enables the upgrade of fleet management through technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in collaboration with the satellite-supported car-sharing platform, AnyCar.

AnyCar will transform Lumi’s fleet into a digital sharing ecosystem. This ensures complete control over vehicles and provides an enhanced self-service experience for “Lumi” customers. Additionally, it guarantees maximum utilization of vehicles, enhances operational efficiency, and improves the overall user experience.

The collaboration enables the analysis of security situations and provides accurate information on vehicle movement. These capabilities have been strategically designed to improve processes and ensure seamless operations.

Lumi provides individuals, companies, and governments with access to some of the latest transportation and leasing offerings in Saudi Arabia backed by state-of-the-art digital channels.

Mr. Syed Azfar Shakeel, CEO of Lumi, said that, “With digital technology revolutionizing every industry, including car rentals, we are committed to leveraging advanced solutions that add excellent value for our stakeholders. The new technology agreement will draw on machine learning and the Internet of Things to predict, identify, and monitor trends to enable our customers to achieve higher levels of cost efficiency in addition to increased productivity across our operations.”

“We’re delighted to have signed this agreement with Lumi, which aims to promote IoT and AI in the transportation sector, facilitate digital transformation, enhance traffic safety, maximize vehicle utilization by analyzing real-time data, and provide valuable services to customers. This partnership represents a significant step towards sustainable digital mobility,” commended Eng. Nawaaf AlShalani, CEO of MachinesTalk.

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