Wheeliz is an Inexpensive & Convenient Uber for Disabled People

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 7, 2015
References: wheeliz & mashable
Getting around a city with a physical disability is very difficult, which is why Charlotte de Vilmorin founded Wheeliz -- an Uber-like car-sharing service with solely wheelchair-accessible cars. She saw a gap in service provision for those who were wheelchair-bound in Paris, with poorly adapted public transportation and expensive car rentals.

This service allows people who own adapted vehicles to make a little money on the days their car isn't being used, while those that need them can rent the wheelchair-accessible car for a reasonable price. The start-up gets a commission of 30% in exchange for providing insurance to both parties.

Wheeliz currently exists in France but is looking to expand globally. Similarly to Uber, this car-sharing service recognized and filled a need that wasn't yet met by the regular market.