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30 Shared Transportation Innovations

From Airport Car Sharing Services to Free Vehicle Rentals

— March 19, 2015 — Autos
Shared transportation services offer a happy medium that evades the unreliable nature of public transportation and the costs of owning a vehicle. Whether you're looking to travel from home to work, the airport or just somewhere fun, beyond getting you from point A to B, these services have great benefits for the environment, community-building and your wallet.

Taking rental cars to the next level are services like Zipcar's ONE>WAY, which lets a driver drop off a vehicle at their end destination rather than where a trip started. To help drivers and passengers connect on the fly for carpooling, there are apps like Blancride and Heetch.

Although the average person will never own a helicopter, private jet or luxury car, there are tons of shared transportation services that will let you hail one on-demand. For instance, in order to make luxury air travel affordable to the masses, the Blade app lets a traveler arrange a time to fly to the Hamptons and crowdsource the rest of the seats to reduce the cost that they would otherwise have to pay in full for a solo trip.
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Electrifying Rental Cars
Electrifying Rental Cars
Hertz and Enterprise are Set to Rent EVs in 2011
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Social Ride-Sharing Sites
Social Ride-Sharing Sites
Green Monkeys Matches Prospective Carpool Partners
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Automaker Car-Sharing Collabs
Automaker Car-Sharing Collabs
GM and RelayRides Team Up for Efficient Peer-to-Peer Program
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Parisian Rideshare Apps
Parisian Rideshare Apps
Ride Sharing App Heetch is a Budget-Friendly Way to Get Home at Night
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Car Rental Cooperatives
Car Rental Cooperatives
Moorcar is a Social Enterprise Fostering Community Initiatives
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Luxury Vehicle Rental Sites
Luxury Vehicle Rental Sites
Qraft Connects Luxury Toy Owners with Prospective Renters
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Cubed Car-Pool Vehicles
Cubed Car-Pool Vehicles
The Cubie by Haitao Qi is a Futuristic Auto That Aims to Lessen Traffic
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Supercharged Rental Cars
Supercharged Rental Cars
The Hertz Penske GT is a Rental Only Mustang Special Edition
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Friendly Ridesharing Apps
Friendly Ridesharing Apps
Blancride is a Carpooling App That Simplifies Finding a Ride
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Senior Transportation Services
Senior Transportation Services
Lift Hero Offers Friendly Ride Sharing for Elderly Passengers
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One-Way Shared Cars
One-Way Shared Cars
The New Zipcar ONE>WAY Lets You Pick Up, Drive and Park Anywhere
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Electric Car-Sharing Schemes
Electric Car-Sharing Schemes
Getaround Gives Deals to PlugShare Members
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Neighborly Shipping Services
Neighborly Shipping Services
This P2P Shipping Network App Lets Neighbors Transport Your Cargo
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Helicopter-Hailing Services
Helicopter-Hailing Services
Gotham Air is an Aerial Ridesharing Company for Quick City Commutes
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Motorcycle Ride Sharing Platforms
Motorcycle Ride Sharing Platforms
The Spyke App Provides Speedy and Stylish Transportation
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Community Car Clubs
Community Car Clubs
Co-Wheels Offers Widespread Auto Sharing in the United Kingdom
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Personal Car Rental Apps
Personal Car Rental Apps
The Getaround App Lets You Rent Out Your Unused Cars
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Micro-Car Rental Services
Micro-Car Rental Services
The MINIster MINI Campaign Lets You Rent a Miniscule Auto
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Community-Driven Concept Cars
Community-Driven Concept Cars
The Peugeot Plug is Designed Specifically to be Shared
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Luxurious Auto-Renting Apps
Luxurious Auto-Renting Apps
The Lyft Plus App Lets You Rent Premium Cars for an Affordable Price
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Eco-Friendly Car Rentals
Eco-Friendly Car Rentals
The WeCar Enterprise Rent-a-Car System Helps Clean Up the Environment
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Crowdsourced Helicopter Ride Apps
Crowdsourced Helicopter Ride Apps
The Blade App Crowdsources Rides by Helicopter to the Hamptons
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Crowdsourced Private Travel Experiences
Crowdsourced Private Travel Experiences
Flight-Sharing Service Lets People Travel in a Network
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Airport Car Sharing Services
Airport Car Sharing Services
FlightCar Puts Idle Automobiles in Long-Term Parking to Good Use
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Free Vehicle Rentals
Free Vehicle Rentals
This Service Offers a One-Way Car Rental Free of Charge to Travlers
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Peer-To-Peer Carsharing
Peer-To-Peer Carsharing
Relayrides Matches Car Owners & Those Who Want to Rent a Ride
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Bike-Lending Double Deckers
Bike-Lending Double Deckers
The Bicycle Library Rents Out Two-Wheelers From a Converted Bus
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Mainstream Supercar Rentals
Mainstream Supercar Rentals
The Hertz Dream Car Program Lets Average Joes Drive Supercharged Rides
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Hi-Tech Borrowed Bicycles
Hi-Tech Borrowed Bicycles
The i-Go Rentable E-Bike System Attracts All Urban Types
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Power-Sharing Concept Cars
Power-Sharing Concept Cars
The Renault 4Lectric Drives Household Electricity Too
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