People my age are driving less than they ever have before. Sometimes I want a car, but that’s partly because car-sharing startups haven’t yet taken off in my neighborhood.
The web sharing economy is thriving in the heart of Paris due to the crowded streets, and perhaps something a little more intangible in the Parisian culture.
As our growing population competes for resources and space, car sharing may become more prevalent. We looked at how some of the biggest car- and ride-sharing companies that operate in the U.S. compare with each other.
Peer-to-peer car sharing startup RelayRides tells us that long-term sharing — over days, weeks and months — makes up the bulk of their sales. Is this an emerging trend for this nascent service?
His new venture will help build other companies, and will work with large corporations and other founders to come up with ideas.
Peer to peer car sharing is hot for investors, recently drawing interest from the funds of Eric Schmidt, Ashton Kutcher and Marissa Mayer, as well as Google, GM and Zipcar. But the sector is still emerging and has a lot of growing pains to go through.
The around 6 million subscribers to GM’s OnStar connected car service can now rent out their cars to other drivers via a deal between the auto giant and peer-to-peer car sharing startup RelayRides. The partnership was announced back in October of last year.
Uber, the startup that has disrupted taxis everywhere with its on demand car service, plans to launch a new lower cost, and greener hybrid option for customers this week, according to the New York Times.
You may have noticed there’s a growing amount of alternative, tech-focused, ways to get around San Francisco these days. Why is San Francisco so chock-full of these services?
Zipcar’s recent investment in peer-to-peer car sharing startup Wheelz signals just how important college students are to the car sharing pioneer.