WeDrive, a new sharing economy website created by WHILL, takes that modern, internet-based system into a more niche area. WHILL makes high-tech wheelchairs, and the company is using WeDrive to connect potential consumers with current WHILL users and give them the opportunity to try out mobility devices in the real world.
Unlike in the case of cars, where test drives are easy to secure, wheelchairs and other mobility devices have a bad reputation when it comes to trials. Typically, users only get the chance to test mobility devices in rehabilitation centers — an environment that can hardly mimic the variability of the real world. With WeDrive, consumers can connect with one another directly to test out WHILL's products wherever they choose.