A new car sharing service known as car2go has been just launched by Daimler, maker of the Smart fortwo. Know more information about Daimler’s Smart Car Sharing Program here. Car2go is a subsidiary of Germany based Daimler AG.
More than 400 Smart Fortwo microcars are available in car2go’s fleet, mostly diesel in Germany and a gasoline in the U.S.
Car2go is not station based unlike traditional carsharing programs. In the downtown area, an extensive fleet is located that can be hired on-demand or booked in advance. The vehicle may be used for as long as they like, without committing to a specific return time or location. The rental depends on the driver and based on minutes used and includes fuel, insurance, parking and maintenance in any available public parking space within the business area or at one of the specially marked car2go spaces. No Need to pay security deposit, monthly fee, or reservation charges for this service.
Started in May 2010, Daimler’s car sharing program – car2go has reached 10,000 registered members in its first North American city Austin, Texas. Over 80,000 rentals have been completed throughout the greater downtown Austin area with average usage between 30 and 60 minutes per rental since the start of the car2go operations, according to Daimler.
Car2Go.com – Daimler’s Smart Car Sharing Program:
Users have to sign up on the car2go Web site to start as of yet unpublished, or meet with a representative. One time in the system, an electronic tag is applied to the user’s driver’s license. Users are able to reserve a vehicle online or hire a car on the spot anywhere they find an unreserved vehicle by touching their tagged driver’s license to a sensor on the vehicle.
Access to the car2go Smart cars via tag and what they assume is RFID. Once in the vehicle, to gain access to the keys, the driver enters a PIN to gain access that stored in the glove compartment, and drives off.
This website includes main sections, like the mobility concept, operating area, becoming a member, rates, corporate customers, get in & drive off, MY CAR2GO, help and questions, press, the idea, environment, fleet, rules and office.
If you want to login in on the website, then you will need to do is click on ‘join now’ button located on the upper right hand corner of this page. Once registered and approved as a car2go member, you will receive a member card within few days by which you can unlock and drive car2go.
On this site, you can know about detailed pricing information. They also provide the service of reservation, reserve a car2go online or by contacting the car2go customer call center up to 24 hours in advance.
Every Car2go has a special card reader installed on its windshield. You can see a light signal on the device displays whether the vehicle is currently available or reserved. Green color identifies about the availability.
A parkspot is marked as a car2go parking space in heavily trafficked and congested areas of Austin that is parking space identified. To unlock the car2go, you will be sent the car2go member card when you register with it. Hold up your member card to the reader on the windshield. The reader will indicate the doors are unlocked so that you can quickly get in.
If you have any query regarding this, then you can mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.