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Driverless Cars Means Fewer Drunk Drivers

Whenever I ask people about driverless cars and if they’d use the technology, they often take a minute to ponder. Most people land on yes, saying, “I’d be able to go out and drink and take an autonomous Uber home. Cool.” Cool indeed. And a survey by Goodyear Tyres (that’s not a typo; it was…

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Car Subscriptions: Everything but the Gas

You subscribe to a service that ships you razor blades. And another that lets you stream music. And another that gives you full access to an online newspaper. But are you read for a subscription that lets you drive a car? It’s possible right now, this very day, to sign up for a car subscription.…

Car Sharing with ReachNow

Getting My Bearings with Car Sharing: ReachNow

Last year, ReachNow, the free-floating car sharing service from BMW, came to Portland, Oregon (and Seattle and Brooklyn). The service puts a fleet of BMW and Mini vehicles, including the electric BMW i3. I’ve already given car2go a go, so I figured I’d try out ReachNow. The first difference (besides the cars) is that ReachNow counts…

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Car2go Grows Up, Gets Mercedes-Benz Fleet

When you’re young and carefree, a two-seat car seems fine. Why pay for seats you don’t need? And then you find, through kids and coworkers, that you do need more seats. So you get a bigger car. It turns out that it’s not just us—car sharing companies have the same issue. After five years in…

smart EQ fortwo

Smart Cars Get Smarter

If you thought smart cars were weird little things, well, they’re about to get weirder. Or cooler, depending on your point of view. But they’ll still be little things. This concept from Mercedes-Benz (owner of smart and car sharing service car2go) is called the smart EQ fortwo. It’s been designed for a fully autonomous, shared,…

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Finally, A Personal Fleet for Everyone! Almost.

by Sara Lacey I’ve always thought it would be awesome to have a personal fleet of vehicles. On busy days of local errand-running, I’d employ my EV.  Trip skiing or camping? I’d bust out my trusty SUV. Date night with friends would have me calling on my four-door sedan. For most people, myself included, the…

Hail Yes: Ride Hailing for Families

by Sara Lacey Are you the head chauffeur in your family? Have you had to make decisions at times about which kid is going to get to their activity at the expense of your other kid and their thing? Have you wondered how you are going to work late and get your kids where they…

Before Sharing, Check Your Insurance

You’ve got a pretty nice car and some extra time. You consider yourself an excellent driver, and you’re quite polite and personable. You could make some pretty good cash if you got into the ride-sharing and ride-hailing game, you think. Maybe you could, but before you do read the fine print on your auto insurance…