Watercraft Case Study
PADL is a ground-breaking IoT automated paddleboard smart-lock rental system! Andres Avello – PADL Co-Founder states:
“We live in a global sharing community, where people are tech focused and mobile first. As the world’s first automated paddle sport rental system, PADL is the solution.”
Rent a paddleboard from the palm of your hand with your mobile smartphone. SDSol engineered the concept into reality and developed a fully automated paddleboard rental system similar to ridesharing or rental services like Uber and Airbnb. From IoT hardware devices made smarter with cutting edge mobile apps and software behind them, SDSol created the following: solar paneled & secure paddleboard station-stands, smart locking mechanism for both the board and the paddle, on-board GPS and on-board 4G LTE connection as well as native iOS & Android mobile apps, web application and a backend operating platform.
PADL’s rental service allows users to rent and unlock paddleboards from the app. A map shows all the available locations. To unlock a paddleboard, users select the one they want and follow the step-by-step prompts on the screen. The paddleboards are equipped with a leash, paddle and a life jacket at reasonable hourly rates.