Tag Archives: Car-sharing
Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by Goran Minov.
What are you going to do, when you research finds out Londoners “only have fun for 142 minutes a day” blaming their their daily commute? Correct. You create a fun idea, and introduce a low-cost rate of your car-sharing project. To make MINIs more affordable and bring the thrill of driving the cars to the masses, [...]
Posted on 18. Jul, 2012 by Goran Minov.
New mobility concepts spring up like mushrooms, but they often lead to a separate and isolated side projects. Car-sharing is another approach, but car manufacturers haven’t quite tapped into it, yet. Maybe because of missing opportunities and profitable ideas. Earlier this year at the CES 2012 General Motors made the first step, by announcing a partnership with RelayRides, world’s biggest [...]
Posted on 30. Oct, 2011 by Martin Biela.
Most of the world’s successful companies follow one simple rule: they bring their goods and services directly to consumers, rather than waiting for consumers to come to them. Now, Zipcar is following suit by bringing its car reservation service to Facebook. Zipcar knows that most of its subscribers –around 88% — are also Facebook users, [...]
Posted on 18. Jul, 2011 by Goran Minov.
After several car-sharing pilots from BMW, Mercedes and some other car manufacturers, now a group of students steps into the ring of future mobility concepts. What started as a bachelors thesis turned into a business amongst friends. A good handfull of students of the University of Darmstadt have built a new form of urban mobility. Social [...]
Posted on 16. May, 2011 by Goran Minov.
Yeah, we have been waiting for it. Kind of. Since mercedes and BMW announced their car-sharing concepts (see our post here) it was just a matter of time, when others would follow. Volkswagen now proclaimed their concept, called “Quicar – Share a Volkswagen“. The pilot phase will take place in the German city of Hannover. [...]