Renting a car is about to become a whole lot less of a hassle thanks to the Silvercar app. Silvercar is a new startup with designs on taking car renting to the cloud. The Texas-based company, in staying true to its namesake, only offers an Audi A4 for rent.
Cutting variety is one way Silvercar is attempting to make the rental process easier. The Audi A4 may be a luxury sedan, but since it's the only car the company offers, rates will be comparable to renting a standard or full-size car. Silvercar lets you handle renting and payment entirely from your phone. Users can book and pay for cars using the Silvercar app. When a user arrives at the airport, they unlock their Audi A4 by scanning it.
In the scanning process, the customer's profile information, including favorite hotels and satellite radio stations, is automatically uploaded into the car. This neat trick is designed to make renting a car a more personal experience. No exact date has been set, but the Silvercar app is expected to launch sometime in 2013.