Getaround is a new person-to-person car sharing service which allows car owners to rent their vehicles to their neighbors. Members can rent and unlock cars with the Getaround iPhone app. The beta version of the service is currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego.
We saw a common problem with the personal automobile.
Car owners invest huge amounts of time and money into an asset they barely use. Cars are driven only 8% of the time, while potential drivers walk past block after block of underutilized cars. We are here to connect the dots… to help people get around.
Getaround is a social car sharing service.
We enable car owners to safely rent out their underutilized cars to a community of trusted drivers. People in need of a car can rent one by the hour using the Getaround website or iPhone app.
Getaround was the winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011 Battlefield.