Friday, 24 June 2022 13:50

Contactless Car Sharing Now Offered in Salem, MA

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Getaround on June 24 announced a partnership with the City of Salem, MA, to increase access to reliable transportation through car sharing.

The new program is making available nine all-wheel drive Ford Escape hybrid vehicles for an affordable community car sharing service via the Getaround platform.


“We’re excited to work with the city to provide an additional mobility option for community members that can have a positive impact on the environment by reducing congestion and improving air quality,” said Adrienne Moretz, government partnerships manager, Getaround. “This car share program will serve as a complement to other transportation modes in the city, making alternatives to driving alone an easy choice for all types of trips.”


Salem is one of more than 950 cities worldwide in which Getaround is active. Guests have taken nearly 6 million car trips using cars shared on Getaround.


Getaround and its patented Connect technology will be used to provide contactless 24/7 access to these shared vehicles from designated parking spaces across the city, without the need to wait in line or pick up keys.


Residents can reserve the shared vehicles for as little as one hour, perfect for local trips like going to the grocery store or running errands. Getaround is one of the only peer-to-peer car sharing entities to allow guests to book a car on an hourly basis.


Salem Getaround vehicles are located near popular destinations across the city, including the Salem Ferry and Salem Witch Village. Users can locate and reserve the vehicles by downloading the Getaround mobile application on Apple and Android devices.


Source: Getaround