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Zipcar’s ONE>WAY Program Will Use 2015 Honda Fit

Zipcar’s ONE>WAY Program Will Use 2015 Honda Fit

Today, Zipcar announced their new ONE>WAY service, which intends to take members on point-to-point trips within cities, as well as to and from certain airports. Because Zipcar, in planning out their new service, didn’t think it would be the best protocol to stick their customers in boring economy sedans, they’ve opted to make the 2015 […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Navigating the US: Getting Around in Dallas, Texas

Navigating the US: Getting Around in Dallas, Texas

If you’re ready to explore the Lone Star State, consider checking out Dallas. This city brings cowboy charm to a modern metropolis, and has so many things to visit and do. As you’re mapping out when you can shop at Wild Bill’s Western Store, eat through the State Fair of Texas, or learn about history […]

 Amanda Drago

COVID-19 Puts an End to the Maven Ride-Sharing Service

COVID-19 Puts an End to the Maven Ride-Sharing Service

After launching just over four years ago, Maven is shutting down operations. Although General Motors cut back the program in 2019, it was COVID-19 that shut down the long-term rental and ride-sharing service entirely. Prioritizing Your Safety: Chevy Equinox is a Top Safety Pick An overview of Maven’s past GM first launched Maven in 2016 […]

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Meet Vulog, a Progressive Car-Sharing Platform

Meet Vulog, a Progressive Car-Sharing Platform

Vulog Is the Biggest Car-Sharing Company You’ve Never Heard Of https://t.co/oCxquRR2M4 pic.twitter.com/M3wFy3LOUB — AutoRepairTech.co (@AutoRepairTechs) January 16, 2019 Though you might be familiar with emerging car-sharing programs such as Zipcar and Enterprise Car Share, you might be unfamiliar with a car-sharing platform called Vulog. (And, no, it’s not a type of Russian soup…) This up-and-coming […]

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Lyft Campaign Expands to Columbus and 34 Other Cities

Lyft Campaign Expands to Columbus and 34 Other Cities

Lyft and transit partners launch 'Ditch your car' contest in Portland https://t.co/i7EiNqqTY9 –> "You don’t need your car to get around Portland" pic.twitter.com/foC05QvlQ4 — BikePortland (@BikePortland) September 27, 2018 Lyft recently commemorated its 1 billionth trip earlier this month. As the ride-share company pursues the plan to go public, it’s also focusing on a new […]

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Manhattan and Surrounding Neighborhoods Lose 300 Street Parking Spots to Car-Share Companies

Manhattan and Surrounding Neighborhoods Lose 300 Street Parking Spots to Car-Share Companies

If you’ve ever driven through New York City, you know that parking is a game of musical chairs turned sport. There are a limited number of spaces, countless cars, and a lot of angry drivers. New York City’s Department of Transportation has been making an effort to reduce congestion in the city by installing bike […]

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Your Personal Data is at Risk When Using Your Rental Car’s Infotainment System

Your Personal Data is at Risk When Using Your Rental Car’s Infotainment System

While it can be risky to tap into your own vehicle’s infotainment system, it turns out that your personal data is also at risk when you access a rental car’s infotainment system. Privacy International just released a report, confirming this new cybersecurity concern. “Your name and navigation history is valuable personal information. Combine this information with […]

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GM’s Maven Expands to Ninth Market, San Francisco

GM’s Maven Expands to Ninth Market, San Francisco

General Motors’ own car-sharing service, Maven, has expanded once more into a new market, the company announced on the 13th. This time, it will open for business in San Francisco, its ninth market since its launch at the beginning of the year. San Francisco provides unique challenges for competition, since as a technology hub the […]

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New App Pays You to Wrap Your Car in Ads

New App Pays You to Wrap Your Car in Ads

Owning a car seems to be less and less appealing these days. With the expansion of ride-sharing and car-sharing services like Uber and Zipcar, in some areas it is actually more expensive to own a car than to simply use alternative transportation. Add on to that an incoming tide of Millenials who really aren’t too […]

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Washington, DC to Be Site of Car Rental/Sharing Power Struggle

Washington, DC to Be Site of Car Rental/Sharing Power Struggle

Washington, DC is turning into a virtual battleground for car rental and ride-sharing apps. Several apps already existed in the city before this week, including Bridj (a more private bus service), Uber (a peer-to-peer taxi service), and Zipcar (a car rental service). And now, two more apps launched in the area. The first this week […]

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Americans Learn to Embrace Car Sharing Programs

Americans Learn to Embrace Car Sharing Programs

1 in 5 of us have participated

Let’s face it. Cars are a necessary evil (although for some, of course, they are a great source of enjoyment). Many, however, deal with them only because, in the 21st century, getting around to remote locations is essential. Cars, however, are expensive to buy and keep running; they are a leading source of death; and, […]

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[VIDEO] Comedian Nick Thune Drives a Honda Fit for Lyft

[VIDEO] Comedian Nick Thune Drives a Honda Fit for Lyft

Honda is debuting a new video series in which Honda Fit spokesman and comedian Nick Thune portrays “Brad, the Overly Accommodating Lyft Driver.” In the first hidden-camera video (below), unwitting Lyft passengers who somehow don’t recognize Thune from those inescapable Honda Fit commercials get into his car for a ride, only to be subjected to […]

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Elon Musk and Tesla Get South Park Treatment

Elon Musk and Tesla Get South Park Treatment

Matt and Trey Go Car Crazy in Automotive-Themed "Handicar" Episode

With appearances on both The Price is Right and South Park, this week Tesla is really cornering the stoner television market. We are guessing Elon Musk won’t be too thrilled about the latter “endorsement,” though. In last night’s automotive-themed South Park episode, “Handicar,” series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone satirized electric car company Tesla […]

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Check Out the 2015 Honda Jazz

Check Out the 2015 Honda Jazz

Honda is previewing the next-generation 2015 Jazz with some new photos, although the car won’t have its official unveiling until early next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The Jazz is essentially just the European version of what we Americans call the Honda Fit, and this one doesn’t look too different from previous Jazzes. […]

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Honda H2O: Here, Australia, Have Some Car Water

Honda H2O: Here, Australia, Have Some Car Water

If somebody told you to go suck on a tailpipe, chances are pretty good that you’re not going to take too kindly to the suggestion. Honda would like you to know that, were you to take their implied suggestion of sucking on the tailpipe of an FCX Clarity, all you’d end up with is some […]

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Navigating the US: Getting Around in Austin, Texas

Navigating the US: Getting Around in Austin, Texas

If you’re looking for a place where country meets hipster, you’ve found your spot. Austin, Texas is home to an incredibly vibrant culture of entertainment, cuisine, and outdoor activities. The Texas state capital is often referred to as the “Live Music Capital of the World” because of its large number of music venues . It […]

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Navigating the US: Getting Around in Seattle, Washington

Navigating the US: Getting Around in Seattle, Washington

Otherwise known as the “Emerald City,” Seattle has given us Starbucks, the grunge scene of the 1990s, and The 12th Man. Known for beautiful mountains, the Space Needle, and a whole lot of rain, Seattle has been found to be one of America’s most progressive, literate, and intelligent cities. If you’re planning a trip to […]