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AAA's Gig Car Share App Doesn't Make You Pay to Park

 - Apr 18, 2017
References: gigcarshare & fastcompany
Perhaps the strangest thing about the Gig Car Share app is the company behind it. The new iOS and Android application was dreamed up by the American Automobile Association, better known as AAA. AAA is best known as a membership organization that provides roadside assistance. However, it's trying to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to cars, hence the Gig Car Share app.

The app launches in May 2017 in two California cities, Oakland and Berkeley. All rentals are one-way to ensure that users don't pay just to park. All the cars in the Gig fleet are Toyota Prius C hybrids. AAA worked with Oakland and Berkeley to ensure that all of its cars could be parked on the street without being ticketed. This means renters won't have to fight to find a parking spot or go out of their way to use a designated lot. The Gig Car Share app is out now but the service itself won't go live for another two weeks.