DURAND, Mich.–– Auto companies have been making moves towards becoming mobility companies, and General Motors is the latest to take a big step. Combining the company's multiple programs under one umbrella brand, General Motors just launched car sharing service Maven.
The company's programs include Zipcar and Sidecar, which are paired with Google car-sharing experts to create Maven. The goal of Maven is to increase easy of mobility with highly personalized on-demand services. Maven has launched it's car-sharing services in cities around the U.S. including one right here in Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The GM vehicles will be available in 21 parking spots across the city of Ann Arbor and will be focused on University of Michigan faculty and student users. More city programs will majorly launch later this year.
“GM is at the forefront of redefining the future of personal mobility,” said GM President Dan Ammann. “With the launch of our car-sharing service through Maven, the strategic alliance with ride-sharing company Lyft, and building on our decades of leadership in vehicle connectivity through OnStar, we are uniquely positioned to provide the high level of personalized mobility services our customers expect today and in the future.”
Maven users will use the app to find and reserve a vehicle by location. Once they find and pick one they will be able to unlock the vehicle with their smartphone and enable other functions like starting. The cars will have the connectivity technology which will make the experience feel more like ownership than sharing. Maven will allow users to choose from three different vehicle sizes, is affordably priced by the hour, and includes insurance and gas.
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