Helbiz — Monday Update
This week’s update will focus on the product development, team expansion as well as an official buy back and price floor announcement.
The dev team is currently working on developing the new Helbiz website and fully functional web app allowing users to browse the entire selection of cars and pre-book cars (depending on the owners preferences) directly from the browser. The team is working on incorporating temporary access authorization tokens to be transferred from the web app bookings to applicable mobile devices to ensure a seamless rental experience, independent of the platform used to book.
Internally Helbiz is upgrading and developing its fleet management software to manage all active bookings, locks and cars. Geofencing, traffic updates, automatization and auto-notifications are being programmed this week to ensure smooth operations in any scenario allowing Helbiz to adapt and solve issues before they occur. Based on community feedback we have decided to add additional protection for owners in the event of late returns of rented vehicles. In the case Helbiz is able to predict a renter will return a car late from a short term rental, the owner will automatically be notified and provided with a complimentary ride-sharing trip option to ensure that his/her personal schedule is not impacted by the renter. More functions will be added the following weeks to ensure both owners and renters are comfortable using the platform.
To share development suggestions with the Helbiz team, please send to:
Helbiz Car Hardware
Last Monday’s Update showed the prototype of the on-board hardware to be installed in all participating cars, since then production has started and as soon as the first units have been produced and tested we will start to install them in all signed up vehicles in Los Angeles.
Helbiz has provided the prototype unit to the development team and as soon as they finish the integration process with our software and iOS application it will be installed in a branded promo vehicle. Both installation and functionality will be documented and shared on youtube and social channels.
The Helbiz team has expanded and to accommodate the growth Helbiz has acquired new offices in NYC’s financial district where its development operations will be based out of from July 1st.
In addition to the New York office Helbiz have an office in Los Angeles solely dedicated to its fleet management and rental operations in LA.
For interested developers, engineers and designers you can join the Helbiz team in a creative environment just steps from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, with unbeatable views of the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge located right next to the transformed South Street Seaport featuring cutting-edge dining, shopping, & entertainment.
Current open positions:
- Full Stack Developer
- Blockchain Engineer
- Hardware Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Senior Designer
- UI/UX Designer
- Fleet Management Support
- Community Support Representative
An entire application section with available openings will be published along with the new website. However if you are already interested in joining the team for any of the current positions please send your resume/portfolio to:
All positions include: Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage, 401K Matching, Pre-tax Commuter Benefits, Parental leave, conference stipends, fitness stipends, learning stipends and in-office catering.
After the recent price development the Helbiz team has decided to set up significant price floors, via buy walls, across its main exchanges to protect both the token holders and community from further volatility as well as bring back confidence to the Helbiz project for long terms holders and to attract new investors. These floors will be set up within the next 48hours.
Helbiz is focused on the long-term success of the Helbiz Coin (HBZ). The team and its large investors are confident in the progress that has been made, both on the software and hardware front, and encourage the community to see the value of what is being created.
The Helbiz team is looking to purchase $1m (USD) of HBZ off the open market, paired with additional large buy walls on the main exchanges, to strengthen the company’s position both internally and to new investors — starting within 48hours.
The Helbiz carsharing platform is set to be released to the public next month bringing incentivized organic demand to HBZ. After the launch of the carsharing platform the following launch of HelbizPay will further allow for HBZ coins to be spent globally with ease, both in stores and online, independent of technical expertise. The utility will increase rapidly in the near future.
Employees of Helbiz believe in the long term vision of the project and have for the same reason opted to be partially compensated in HBZ tokens. The HBZ buy back provides us with an opportunity to enlarge the reserves both to serve institutional investors and employees in the years to come.
The buy back of up to $1m (USD) of $HBZ will take place from the various markets of where Helbiz is listed starting within 48hours and will continue over the following weeks depending on market opportunity.