images-5RideScout, an Austin-based startup that has created a transportation app, now offers access to car2go.
RideScout’s app is currently available for iPhones and provides aggregated information on public, private and social transportation options and recommends a “best ride” based on cost and time.
Now car2go members can reserve a vehicle using the RideScout app. The app also allows people to sign up for the car2go service.
“Our hope is that RideScout will help teach people who don’t even know about car2go yet and how accessible and easy to use the car2go service is,” RideScout CEO and Founder Joseph Kopser said in a news statement.
“RideScout is like car2go super-sized“ said Austin car2go member Ytzel McDaniel. “I can see public
transit, taxis, pedicabs, ridesharing and now car2go too. The cool thing is that RideScout gives a car2go trip cost estimate – something the car2go app doesn’t even do yet.”
The full integration of car2go into the RideScout App will allow RideScout, currently in beta, to quickly build relationships with car2go members in Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Miami and other U.S. car2go cities, Kopser said.