Car Sharing Grows With Fewer Strings Attached
Marc Clemens, founder and chief executive of Sommelier Privé, an online wine service, gave up owning a car a year and a half ago. When he wants to drive to work in the morning, he checks his smartphone to see where a particular BMW, Smart car or Mini is parked and takes it…………He relies exclusively on two car-sharing services, DriveNow andCar2Go. “I use this three to four times a day,” he said, as he dropped off a colleague in front of a wine bar in the German capital’s Mitte district on a recent Sunday evening. “To get to work, for business meetings, going out to a bar. I like it because it’s one-way.”
Paul Higgins: I use a car sharing service here in Melbourne called Flexicar. I really like it but being able to do one way trips would improve it enormously for me. The capacity to use a car for only 30 minutes for a 3 hour meeting would be great. GPS location systems, smartphones and dynamic pricing systems that can move cars around and redistribute them change the game completely.
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