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Tag: Carsharing

What determines the demand for carsharing?

What determines the demand for carsharing?

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Carsharing has become a viable transportation option the world over. A new study, Empirical analysis of free-floating carsharing usage,  analyzes customer demand for carsharing in Berlin and Munich, finding that both location and time of day impact customer choice. The researchers’ goal is simple: “to describe carsharing usage and to identify factors that have an […]

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Self-driving cars to decrease ownership but increase miles per car

Self-driving cars to decrease ownership but increase miles per car

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Potential Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles on Household Vehicle Demand and Usage, analyzes the potential of the cars to lower vehicle ownership in households — while car aficionados’ opinions are being considered by AutoBlog. First, the study: As authors Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak report, […]

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How ridesharing and carsharing insurance works

How ridesharing and carsharing insurance works

| February 4, 2015

Carshare and rideshare companies aren’t just changing the way people get around; they’re forcing changes in how auto insurance operates. Geico has begun offering a commercial insurance policy tailored for Uber, Sidecar and Lyft drivers in the state of Virginia. A source explained to BuzzFeed: “It is a year-long commercial auto policy… but like any of […]

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Growing pains for San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative

Growing pains for San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The parking-lot business is feeling the heat of San Francisco’s real estate market: private lots are being sold for new development, lowering the number of parking spaces in the city. That trend is affecting the public’s view of San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative. Announced in the spring, the program reserves 900 on-street parking spots for three […]

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900 parking spaces leased to car-sharing companies in San Francisco

900 parking spaces leased to car-sharing companies in San Francisco

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

This summer, three car-sharing companies will receive 900 of San Francisco’s most precious assets: on-street parking spots. City CarShare, a Bay area nonprofit; local startup Getaround; and national company Zipcar will all participate in the two-year experiment that hopes to popularize car sharing throughout the city. The program, run by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation […]

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