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?
Peer-to-peer car sharing company RelayRides has bought up startup Wheelz, partly for its automated system that lets users easily unlock and drive away in a car without having to get a key from the owner.
Google has expanded the size of Google Ventures’s annual fund from $200 million to $300 million annually, which will allow the firm to expand the scope of its deals and increase its presence as a major venture capital firm since its founding in 2009.
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.
The tragic story in which a man rented a car in Boston via peer-to-peer car sharing company RelayRides and wound up seriously injuring four people while losing his life, raised a familiar question for the share economy: Who’s responsible?
Will car sharing pioneer Zipcar move into the emerging industry of peer-to-peer car sharing, or enabling neighbors to rent out other neighbors’ vehicles? Well, Zipcar hasn’t launched such a service, but it’s invested in one of the new peer-to-peer car sharing startups Wheelz.
Despite Google shutting down its clean power philanthropic initiative, Google still remains committed to clean power in several ways far more important, which have represented the bulk of Google’s work with energy.