The types of cars available vary by the owners listing their rides, especially near Getaround HQ in Silicon Valley, where you can expect to find anything from a Toyota Prius to a Tesla Roadster. And, if the car owner installs Getaround's proprietary Carkit, drivers can make reservations and unlock their rental using just their smartphones. For added security, the Carkit can even track your ride and wirelessly disable the starter if needed.
Getaround's data suggests that the average car is idle as much as 92% of the time. They see an opportunity to connect that idle time with drivers who need a car for anything from running errands to a summer road trip. On the other side of the equation, Getaround allows car owners can recoup some of the huge investment that goes into owning a car.
The redesign is just the start of something even bigger for Getaround, according to a company spokesperson. Within the next 6 months, the Silicon Valley startup will be rolling out some new features--lips are still sealed for what that could mean--but, we'll be sure to keep a close eye on things to come.