From Ernest Holmes to the decentralized platform / Blog of the company CarTaxi / SurprizingFacts

100 years after the creation of the first auto-tow truck the formation of a global blockchain-platform, uniting all evacuators in the world for the convenience of consumers in a single online network .


The history of the services of automobile evacuation begins in the first half of the 20th century. The creator of the first wrecker is the American Ernest Holmes, owner of the auto repair shop. The businessman often had to deliver the faulty cars to the workshop himself, and in 1916 he took part in the operation to "rescue" the car from the river. These events prompted him to create special equipment for solving similar problems, and already in 1919 the invention was patented.

Over the past 100 years, the level of motorization in the world has grown more than 30 times: at that time the total The number of cars was 30 million pieces, and in 2010 their number, according to the Wards Auto research, exceeded 1 billion. In the medium term, the market will grow by 3-5% per year.

Similar growth Can be expected in the evacuation market, which develops in proportion to ur vnyu motorization. Today, on average, there are 162 cars in the world per 1,000 inhabitants: in Russia – 317 cars, in Europe – 508, in the USA – 800 (according to OICA, World Bank). Accordingly, auto-evacuation services are relevant for every fifth person in the world, every third in Russia, every second inhabitant of Europe and almost every US citizen.

The most common reason for calling a tow truck is a car crash on the road. And given the growth in the number of cars supported, such incidents happen more often. For example, in the US, the average age of a car has been growing during the last decade and today is about 12 years. 35% of the fleet was produced before 2001, that is, their age is more than 15 years. The second common cause of evacuation is the road accident. The dynamics of their number goes to decrease, but accidents on the roads are still very much. For example, only 200-300 accidents are recorded daily in Moscow.

Evacuation services seem to be a promising growing market, but until recently, it has experienced a number of problems in terms of the quality of the service provided. Until recently, when the competition in this market was small, evacuation services overstated prices and refused to take responsibility for the safety of the car. The service was provided to companies with a small park, as a result, the waiting period for the tow truck could be stretched for several hours, and the driver was forced to overpay for the idling run of equipment that followed him from the other end of the city. Over time, the market began to scale – there were large companies with a large fleet of vehicles. To service orders, they needed a dispatch service, which increased the cost to 30%. Get the service at the best price and in a short time was almost impossible. Especially if the need to call a tow truck arose in another city or country: in each new place it was necessary to look for telephones of local operators and dispatchers – there were no interregional and international companies in this market.

Many businesses and industries face similar difficulties. Today they are allowed to solve modern automation technologies. So, the main problems of the market of automobile evacuation will help to solve online platform CarTaxi, which will unite all auto-evacuation services in the world in one application. The most close by the principle of work can be attributed taxi service Uber. The CarTaxi application allows the user to call the nearest tow truck, thanks to the implemented geolocation detection system. And to save, thus, time for search and waiting, and also not to overpay for the idle run of equipment. The service has already been successfully launched and occupies a leading position in Russia. The next task, which the project began to solve, is the global automation of the evacuation market all over the world. The closest developing countries are the USA and China. At the end of August, the project goes to the ICO.

The settlement system on the service is made through decentralized blockchain technology, recognized to date as the most transparent and safe. It allows you to easily record the status of settlements with each performer, maintain a database of relationships, ensure transparent accounting and offsetting of various types of payments, guarantees full fulfillment of obligations for the user of the service.

The blockchain platform based on the Ethereum smart contract removes the need for dispatching service, Due to which the cost of services is reduced. In addition, the introduction of a smart contract allows you to track the performance of transportation from the stage of arrival and loading to unloading at the end point. "The Car Taxi application is a revolutionary stage in the development of the auto-evacuation market. What used to turn into a multi-hour problem for a motorist today is solved by one click through a convenient and familiar interface. For evacuation companies – it is a tool for increasing sales and reducing costs, which the market has been waiting for, "- commented the founder of the company Andrei Shatilov.