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2/15/2016
09:05 AM
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Mobile Apps Drive Car Rentals, But Not Sales

The days of teenagers anxiously awaiting the moment they get their driver's license are long over. Now, a ride on demand and even a car delivered to your door is just a mobile app away. It's a major shift in the auto industry.

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Pablo Valerio
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Pablo Valerio,
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2/20/2016 | 3:28:05 AM
Re: Paradigm shift
@kstaron,

It depends on how good public transportation is. SInce moving to Europe three years ago we don't have a car anymore, but public public transit in Barcleona is quite good. 

Also we have several choices for car rental. The only thing I miss is the spontaniety of driving out of the city without previous planning. But we save a lot of money and the hassle of caring for the car.

I only wish that Car2Go or DriveNow were available here. Car2Go is now operating in Madrid so I hope they open up here soon.
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2/19/2016 | 7:39:39 PM
Paradigm shift
This gives me a new way to think about cars. For most of my life I've been in an area where you HAD to have a car to get around. I'll be moving to a city soon and this gives a whole new way to see the function of a car. I was planning on using mass transit whenever able but wondered how hard it would be get where I needed to go in a regular car. But with the idea of ride sharing via apps, and cars you drive just for a single trip makes the idea and the possibilities so much more exciting.
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