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Trends in flexible mobility
As the name suggests, ridehailing lets you arrange your own ride. A customer can request a journey from a pool of on-demand vehicles and be driven by a taxi service. Companies that provide these services, such as Uber and Lyft, have risen in popularity over the last few years and become an establishd means of getting around.
Ride sharing adheres to the same principles as ridehailing, but with a twist. Rides are shared with other customers travelling in the same direction. Companies such as Moia and ioki let customers share their journeys and consequently the fares. Customers book journeys via the app and drivers pick up additional passengers on the same route. It’s comparable to a bus or shuttle service, but with flexible stops decided by the users.
Registered users can unlock a carsharing vehicle anywhere within a service area – often restricted to city/district boundaries. Most providers use a pay-per-minute model, so that users pay for the exact time they use the car. There is no need to reserve in advance – though some providers offer this option. App-based carsharing services such as DriveNow and car2go (now operating as the SHARE NOW joint venture) show all available vehicles on a virtual map corresponding to the user’s location
A station-based carsharing concept works in a similar way to free-floating sharing, but it is based at a specific station. There are designated stations across the service area of a provider where the driver can pick up and return a rented car. Stationary carsharing companies such as Ubeeqo, Cambio and Greenwheels are available all across Europe. Several cities also offer carsharing services linked to public and regional transportation, offering car rentals directly from train stations.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing allows individuals to rent out their cars when they are not using them. Similar to business models where users rent out their homes, there are also several platforms where users can find and rent out privately-owned vehicles in their area, such as Amovens, Drivy and GetAround. This tends to work out cheaper than other carsharing concepts, but it is worth noting that the person putting the car up for hire is the primary decision maker in terms of when the car is available – making it a less flexible model for the user.