Verizon Launches Car-Sharing Mobile App

courtesy of Verizon.
courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has announced that its Verizon Auto Share, a car-sharing mobile app, will be available before the end of 2014.

Using this mobile app on smartphones or tablets, renters can use the Auto Share’s Scan & Go feature to gain access to a vehicle of their choice. After scanning the QR-code on the vehicle’s windshield, a key fob appears on the mobile app, which allows the driver to unlock and start the vehicle, says the company.

Verizon Auto Share is designed to enable rental companies to provide their customers with an enhanced rental experience without interacting with an on-site attendant, says the company.

“With urban populations projected to represent 7 out of 10 people by 2050, industry experts note that car usership and peer-to-peer sharing via a mobile application is increasingly replacing car ownership as a core part of the connected lifestyle — particularly among young people,” said Mark Bartolomeo, head of Internet of Things, connected solutions at Verizon. “Its promise of personal convenience, social improvement and cost savings is hard for businesses to ignore.”

For more information, visit www.verizonenterprise.com.

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