Thomas Kauffmann, alumnus of the master Transportation Sciences, launches Vengo-app Jul 20, 2016
Many trucks still drive around (partly) empty. Thomas Kauffmann, alumnus of the master Transportation Sciences, developed the application Vengo in order to reduce these ‘empty kilometres'. “The app connects people who want to send goods, directly to willing drivers or transport companies who still have space left”, says the initiator in the newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. He obtained a master in mobility management at Hasselt University.
Bought a couch that doesn’t fit in your car? An urgent customer delivery? Thomas Kauffmann, alumnus of the master Transportation Sciences, developed an application that solves an urgent transport problem in a blink. “Vengo gives an quick view on the available drivers nearby. The two parties set the price amongst one another. You can pay online and follow your package in real-time”, says Thomas Kauffmann in Het Nieuwsblad.
The app kills two birds with one stone. While the urgent transport problem of the customer is solved efficiently and quickly, the driver can make better use of his transport capacity. “When we correctly roll out this modell, I think we can reduce the number of trucks on our roads by 20 to 30 percent. Only by making a part of the transport – such as expressdeliveries and ad-hoc transport – more efficient.”
The developer targets Flanders first, but he has plans to extend the services. “We begin with a guaranteed service in the province of Limburg, but in the long run, we aim at Belgium, Benelux and even Europe.”
The application is available fo free on Google Play and in the App Store.
Read the Dutch article in the newspaper Het Nieuwsblad