Future Friday: CarshareAR on Smart Glasses Offers a Transportation Solution
Owning a car a thing of the past with CarshareAR
Car sharing apps are popular in urban centres. Like digital rent-a-car services, users locate available vehicles using a smartphone app. However, whether you’re paying through a subscription or by-the-minute, the system isn’t perfect. CarshareAR on smart glasses could fix many of the problems faced by car sharing users.
After all, more users means more competition for vehicles. Since it’s not cheap owning a vehicle, millennials in urban centres rely on Car2Go or SnappCar to get them from A to B. With sky-high insurance and gas prices, many are forced to choose between car and home ownership.
The process is simple enough. Users find available cars using their smartphone app. If a car’s within walking distance, they hit ‘reserve’ and make their way to the vehicle on foot. Then, users type in a code or swipe a card at the vehicle and enter.