Weekend destination trips have significant unmet demand in urban areas because there is no cost-effective means of mobility. Car ownership, rental car and carshare are all expensive options. In addition, peer to peer car share models experience inherent limitations on addressing weekend demand. Vehicle owners want to use their car at the same time therefore supply continues to be constrained.
Traffic and congestion is not only an issue during commuting times but its also a problem leaving cities and coming back for weekend day trips. Ultimately in order to reduce vehicle ownership in cities we will need to enable better transportation for day trips outside cities as well as improve intra-city transit.
We have created a shared ride product that utilizes existing vehicle capacity on frequent weekend trips and enables a seamless booking experience for riders...A destination based UX with rides reserved in advance at a fixed price (up to $0.54 per mile). Riders benefit from a 40% - 75% reduction in vehicle transportation costs on the weekend and drivers earn $50 - $100 per trip (monetizing an existing trip they are taking).