Road-legal remote technology for cars.

In our car sharing business we wanted to serve maximum customers with minimum resources, so we created remote control technology to deliver vehicles. ELMO Remote is approved by Estonia’s Transport Administration and is fully road legal. Now, our technology is available for licensing for an array of applications.

Funded as part of the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



We have reached many important milestones:

2013

Elmo creates a keyless and contactless short term car rental.

2018

Remote-control technology research begins

2021

Remote test car hits the road

2022

Transport Administration approves technology for road use

In 2022 we will drive our car to the client remotely.

Road-legal RC Technology for Automobiles

In our car sharing business we wanted to serve maximum customers with minimum resources, so we created remote control technology to deliver vehicles. Elmo Remote is approved by Estonia’s Transport Administration and is fully road legal. Now, our technology is available for licensing for an array of applications.

Proven technology

Elmo technology currently serves a market of 16,000 customers, ensuring our 140 electric vehicles can be delivered directly to customers. This is not a test: Our road-legal product is Transport Administration-approved and works daily in real traffic serving real drivers!

Wider application

While Elmo was created for car sharing, it has application anywhere it’s an inefficient use of human time to move a vehicle from point A to point B — car rental fleets, mining operations, ports, and military. Its valet application also makes it a solution for urban overcrowding – park far away, and summon your car when you need it.

Our competitive advantage

Elmo is the only company with both a road-legal technology platform and a car sharing fleet in active use that proves the technology’s viability. And we’re a Nasdaq-listed company – not an undercapitalized startup that’s always on the brink of extinction.

Our story

Elmo was created in Estonia, the technology-savvy nation known for its inordinate number of billion-dollar tech companies. But despite our reputation, we’re not the largest nation around. Our population of 1.3 million (really!) has always meant that we have to do more with less. We knew from the beginning that to operate a car sharing company in a small nation, we’d have to make it uber-efficient. To succeed, we’d need to maximize minimal resources.

So we created Elmo Remote, a technology that enables us to remotely move cars to where they need to be, or delivering them directly to customers. With contactless ordering, an Elmo electric vehicle arrives at your door when you need it, enabling us to serve more customers with fewer resources than our competitors.

And Elmo Remote is part of a green vision much greater than just urban mobility. Elmo’s parent company owns the PAKRI Smart Industrial City, a green energy ecosystem that drives our vision of energy saving technologies that create a better living environment.

Our dedicated team.

Cofounder of both ELMO and the PAKRI Science and Industrial Park, northern Europe's leading greentech science park. Enn's academic background and early career are in real estate, and since 2013 his projects and businesses have exclusively been environmentally friendly.

Enn Laansoo Jr

CEO, founder

Chief Technical Officer, Cofounder Priit is an engineer and lifelong transportation enthusiast who was an early adopter of electric vehicles. For many years he’s owned and driven only electric. Priit is a cofounder of ELMO, and was also the owner of one of Estonia’s first EV rental businesses.

Priit Haljak

CTO

A PhD in Computer Engineering, Thomas is the one who crawls under the hood to bring our technology to life. He’s a lifelong, fully-confessed gearhead who also trains our teledrivers for the pure joy of it

Thomas Tasuja

Chief Engineer

Raili spent 18 years in marketing and communications in mostly tech companies, but she has also worked in the defense sector. She’s experienced enough to be practical but still young enough to be idealistic about saving the planet. She’s helped launch businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia, and Europe.

Raili Somelar

Chief Marketing Officer

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More than just cars.

Elmo Remote is part of a green vision much greater than just urban mobility. Elmo’s parent company owns the Pakri Smart Industrial City, a green energy ecosystem that drives our vision of energy saving technologies that create a better living environment.

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Elmo in the news

Elmo plans to bring remotely controlled cars to German streets this year. (In German)

Tech-startup und erfahrener Carsharing-Anbieter ELMO stellt seine innovative Lösung für Remote-Mobilität in Deutschland vor. Der Mobilitätsdienstleister Elmo hat am 7. und 8. Juni 2022 seine Remotely Controlled Car Technologie live vor Ort in München und Berlin vorgestellt. Interessierte konnten das ferngesteuerte Elektroauto selbst testen und beispielsweise in Berlin aus der Botschaft der Republik Estland heraus […]

Without anyone behind the wheel, this rental car shows up at your home. (In French)

Si la conduite autonome veut éradiquer le chauffeur de taxi, la conduite à distance ambitionne juste de convoyer les voitures de location d’un client à l’autre. Une manière d’accélérer leur rotation et de réduire les coûts d’exploitation. Dès maintenant, et pas dans dix ans. La profession de chauffeur de taxi a encore de belles années […]

VIDEO. The driver is not sitting in the car, he’s actually driving from the office. (In French)

Cette voiture utilise la technologie de contrôle à distance, développée par Elmo, une société d´autopartage estonienne. Regardez la vidéo pour en apprendre plus.
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