Frost & Sullivan – Intelligent Mobility, July 1 & 2

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Connectivity, Urbanisation and Social changes continue to have a profound impact on the future of personal and freight mobility, and on the car of the future. Our delegates to Urban Mobility 3.0, held annually in London since 2008, have witnessed the realisation of mega trends on the future of mobility, with new products & services being launched as a result. Urban Mobility is the annual global exclusive event where senior experts within mobility meet to make new connections and hear from … [Read more...]

HitchPlanet becomes an affiliate of the CSA

Meet HitchPlanet; Canada’s long distance rideshare platform Started in 2010 by two snow enthusiasts to reduce travel costs to the ski resort of Whistler, HitchPlanet is a rideshare platform that helps people share rides in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington State. HitchPlanet helps drivers fill empty seats in their cars in return for cost contributions. This helps people travel more affordably and increases vehicle occupancy, which in turns reduces carbon emissions per … [Read more...]

Enterprise CarShare becomes a member of CSA

Enterprise CarShare formally announced yesterday — at the 2015 International Car Rental Show — that it has joined the CarSharing Association, a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing cooperation between urban mobility providers, cities and public transit. The announcement was made during the Car Rental Show’s session “The Convergence of Carsharing and Car Rental,” which highlighted the important role that the car rental industry plays in the evolution of urban mobility. Moderated … [Read more...]

GreenShareCar becomes a member of the CSA

Many startup carsharing operators go into businesses because they see a market need that is not well served. GreenShareCar was established six years ago in Melbourne Australia when Paul Cummaudo saw the opportunity to reduce parking requirements in new residential apartment buildings by offering shared vehicles to unit owners. GreenShareCar's mobility service integrates with strata property management and real estate development projects that Paul is involved with. GreenShareCar has grown to … [Read more...]

Special resolutions to change eligibility for membership approved

At the Annual Meeting held March 11, CSA members voted to to allow large carsharing companies, including car rental and car manufacturers, to become full members of the Association.  By permitting these new members to join, CSA is well positioned develop a unified industry voice to  advance cooperation between shared-use providers, public transport and cities. CSA remains focussed on 'member-driven cars', including round-trip, one-way, free-floating and peer-to-peer business models.  The CSA … [Read more...]

Cities: Drive less, live better

Carsharing has changed the way people view their relationship with the automobile. The combination of public transit, cycling, walking and other forms of shared-use mobility are causing many to consider the question “What do I really need a car for?”  Choice, delivered by technology, is driving changes in urban mobility.  By offering more choices, consumers, businesses and government can rationalize transportation expenses and reduce total ‘vehicle miles travelled’ (VMT). Reduced traffic … [Read more...]

Zoomcar becomes a member of the CSA

Zoomcar is India's first car rental company and it provides its users both a traditional car rental as well as carsharing experience.  It's the only company pan-India to focus exclusively on non-chauffeur driven car rental.   Started in 2013, Zoomcar currently operates across 3 cities with a fleet of nearly 1,000 cars spread across nearly 150 pickup points.  To date, Zoomcar has served more than 50,000 reservations.   Over the next 12 months, Zoomcar will add 5,000 more cars to its fleet and … [Read more...]

Six Transportation Trends That Will Change How We Move

This article from Michael Linse, Brook Porter, Zach Barasz was originally posted on the KPBC Blog.  KPCB is a venture capital firm that manages a portfolio of transportation investments. This article stimulates thought on how emerging technologies will affect transportation choices and behavior in the longer-term.   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Since the British pioneered “road locomotives” more than a century ago, people have traveled from point to point in … [Read more...]

CSA becomes a member of the American Public Transportation Association

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Since inception, the CarSharing Association has advocated for 'transit-oriented carsharing' and encouraged the use of public transit and active transportation to increase the impact of "car-free" or "car-light" lifestyles. Over the years, there has been a number of examples of co-operation between public transit and carsharing operators.  For example at many train stations, customers are able to exit a train platform and quickly find a conveniently-located shared car to take them on the next leg … [Read more...]

Playcar becomes a member of the CSA

Playcar is an Italian private CSO. We started our activity in May 2014 and obtained authorization for 10 parking lots from local government. We reached 100 users in six months and at the moment we are planning to add some more vehicles: bigger cars, vans, vehicles for disabled people and motor –scooters. We will introduce new  LP Gas vehicles to reduce co2 emissions when new parking lots will be authorized.  During our first month of activity we organized a course of sustainable mobility … [Read more...]

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