DropCar, Inc., the provider of app-based mobility services and logistics for automotive consumers and enterprises, announced today it has expanded to San Francisco. The initial focus in the city will be on vehicle movements and logistics for a Tier One carsharing partner.
In San Francisco, DropCar will be marketing its Enterprise Vehicle Assistance and Logistics (VAL) platform to car rental companies, carsharing brands, and auto dealers. VAL is a turnkey cloud-based system, with both mobile and web-based interfaces, that dispatches professionally-trained and insured drivers to pick up, deliver, and return vehicles to and from dealerships, between rental and carsharing locations, and to and from vehicle owners.
DropCar’s VAL service enables rental agencies and dealerships to not only increase revenue and lower costs associated with service requests, but also extends and expands their customer relationships beyond the showroom point of sale. VAL enables fleet owners (such as car rental companies, carsharing operators, and OEM-sponsored vehicle subscription programs) to efficiently and cost effectively ensure the right vehicles are in the right place at the right time, optimizing utilization and revenue.
DropCar will initially focus on car dealerships, car rental, shared mobility, and other automotive industry-related enterprises as it builds out its staff of full-time employee drivers.
DropCar also plans to subsequently launch its consumer-facing services, which remove the high cost and hassle of owning, parking, and driving cars in the city. With DropCar’s “Steve” service, consumers cars are parked in a secure, covered and 24/7 staffed location. The owner uses the app to request the time, date, and location for the car to be delivered as well as picked up and returned to the garage. As an add-on, DropCar can also perform fueling, maintenance, light repairs, and even licensing and registration tasks while the vehicle is under its care. DropCar’s “Will” service dispatches a driver to meet a customer at a location, like a restaurant or ballgame, wait with the car and return it to the owner upon request from the mobile app.