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The hassles of signing up for Maven left me frustrated, without a car and headed for Avis.

The hassles of signing up for Maven left me frustrated, without a vehicle and headed for Avis.

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And drive an Audi R8 V10 in the desert

We go way too far into analyzing the ad.

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Can he turn Google's autonomous vehicle technology into a robotic ride-for-hire service?

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Want One? Better Be A Four-Star Location

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A guy on Airbnb is renting out his Tesla Model S for two people to sleep in for $85 a night. Safety shouldn't be a concern, because renters are locked in his garage during the night with two electric candles for light. Just be up by 8:00 AM because the host needs the Tesla to drive to work.

Car sharing network Getaround has just launched a refreshed site design that will make peer-to-peer car rentals even easier. Think of Getaround as the Airbnb of cars, a place where you can list or rent an insured ride at an hourly or daily rate.

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If you have a vacation home that's currently vacant, an apartment you can part with, or you're simply going to be away from your home for an extended period, Airbnb allows you to turn your empty house or apartment into a temporary rental unit. Potential guests can peruse images of empty lofts, cottages, and condos around the world, see reviews from previous visitors, and lock in a reservation in a prime location for a fraction of the cost of going commercial.