In Europe two machines on three travel with only the driver. The average is 1.6 passengers per car. So samples of the shared drive are being organised
Barcelona -Steve Jobs claimed that he never thought of producing the iPhone, if he had to listen to consumers. To pay attention to the names they are doing economic history of sharing, however, is a succession of confidence in people's desires. The repeated in Barcelona, the champions of the sharing economy. Spanish auto show themselves most of all companies aim to revolutionize the automobile market in the name of sustainability. From BlaBlaCar to Cabify, passing through Drivy, Waze and SocialCar, big and little of the sharing economy underline how the name of their existence is due to a precise request of consumers. Farewell to car ownership, full speed ahead on shared use.
It doesn't make sense
According to data released by BlaBlaCar, in Europe two machines on three travel with a passenger on board. The driver itself. In Europe the average is 1.6 passengers per car. "This doesn't make sense. The automotive industry as it remains untenable. We build beautiful cars in five places and then we use it alone», tells the Courier Jaime Rodríguez, head of BlaBlaCar in Spain and Portugal. The French market has revived the hitchhiking, allowing you to share travel expenses by hosting passengers on their cars. Blablacar has achieved a rating of 1.7 billion, while using the service are 40 million people in 22 countries (the interview with founder of BlaBlaCar). Thanks to an agreement signed with Opel and ALD Automotive, the most active users of BlaBlaCar can also buy a car to share it.
Blablacar and Waze
To compete with BlaBlaCar is going to get the new version of Waze. The app for browsing on the road was acquired four years ago by Google. Waze though as well as providing directions to motorists, soon will also offer the opportunity to share the trip to share expenses. At the motor show of Barcelona talked Fej Shmuelevitz, manager of Waze Carpool. The service is already active in some cities of the United States and in Israel, but thanks to the impressive base of more than 50 million users worldwide, round to land in Europe and Italy. Milan and Rome are on the podium of European cities where it is most used as Navigator. Waze allows you to report accidents, traffic disruptions and queues at toll stations receiving and confirming any reports from other users in real time, so as to change the itinerary and avoid traffic.
At the moment we are illegal
Barcelona went up on stage even reality that so far in Italy we could not know. «In your country the legislation allows you to register a car just like car ownership or car intended for rental. At the time we would be illegal, "says the Courier Paulin Dementhon, CEO and founder of Drivy. The French service allows you to rent a private car disintermediando classic car rental agencies. Anyone can choose a car on the platform and rent them for a few days from owners who choose to share the car. Drivy promises earn up to 500 euros per month for owners who rent the car to other individuals, who on average use the car from 2 to 5 days by paying the owner a fixed sum. The service is used by 1.5 million Europeans and is active in France, Spain, Germany, Austria and Belgium. "On average we allow to rent a car for 30 euro per day and the insurance covers for free owner and renter," explains Mar Alarcón, CEO and founder of SocialCar, car rental service similar to direct competitors of companies like Drivy and Hertz and Avis, among others.
The alternative to taxis
Soon in Italy we may be forced to do without even Uber, awaiting the ruling that could put an end to the company's business more unpopular to taxi drivers around the world. In the United States the Colossus estimated about 70 billion dollars, however, is struggling with the frequent lawsuits filed by drivers on call, convinced of having to be hired by the company as employees. "We care about telling us 100% legal and our drivers are all taken regularly by external companies," says Oriol Sanleandro, head of Cabify. Like Uber, the Spanish service allows you to search for an alternative to taxis, to book a car from your smartphone and get to your destination in a few minutes. «In Spain to work as a driver you have to have six licenses from the State. So usually the drivers are hired by companies that get State», Oriol Sanleandro of Cabify. A solution that probably would resolve the taxi licenses in Italy, black market where a cabbie invests tens of thousands of dollars to buy one used by another taxi driver, remaining in direct competition with his colleagues.
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