Bike sharing has gained popularity in recent years, giving consumers the ability to effectively rent out bicycles on a trip-by-trip and saving them the cost of purchasing their own, and the Socar app is hoping to bring the same convenience to cars. The app, which is available throughout South Korea and now Malaysia, lets users rent out cars by the hour, the day, or the week, giving them the flexibility to only use a car when they need it.
The Socar app displays a map of the user's city, and it marks off where available cars are located. Users can decide on and reserve a car, and the car will automatically unlock through the app once the user is in range of it. After unlocking the vehicle, its the users to take for as long as they need; returning the vehicle is as easy as parking it at its predetermined spot.