Car sharing service to launch in SA

Donramos

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An alternative for people like who cant afford to get their own car,
 

Nerfherder

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My sister uses something like this in Canada. It works quite well over there. Ill be interested to see how it does here.
 

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Inside a secure car park, that only registered users can access.
Hahaha, that's what I thought about my car at my house as well, but someone managed to *cough* "Register" themselves and get access and remove the car... and they didn't even need keys.
 

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Hahaha, that's what I thought about my car at my house as well, but someone managed to *cough* "Register" themselves and get access and remove the car... and they didn't even need keys.
If they want, they're gonna take it :D

Did you see what Locomute is using? Fiat 500s. They'd have to pay me to steal that.
 

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So the keys stay in the car? That'll work well......
The system in Canada you have a keycard that gives you access to the cars. I think that aspect might be slightly problematic in SA though.
 

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I wonder how it would stack up against other alternatives as a means of getting to work i.e. Gautrain, Own Car, Taxi etc.

How would you use such a service if you leave from home though (a suburb, not a flat in the CBD)?
 

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The system in Canada you have a keycard that gives you access to the cars. I think that aspect might be slightly problematic in SA though.
Judging by the website it seems the car's locks are fitted with the same system.
 

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I wonder how it would stack up against other alternatives as a means of getting to work i.e. Gautrain, Own Car, Taxi etc.

How would you use such a service if you leave from home though (a suburb, not a flat in the CBD)?
It's not for day to day getting to work. It's more like having your own taxi to do things like shopping and what not I imagine.
 

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It's not for day to day getting to work. It's more like having your own taxi to do things like shopping and what not I imagine.
Yes, so my sister would use the train everyday but when they needed to do shoping or pick up someone at the airport they used the car share.

It's cool if you need a combi or a bakkie for a day
 

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I wonder how it would stack up against other alternatives as a means of getting to work i.e. Gautrain, Own Car, Taxi etc.
Loco:
Cost per km R6.80
Hourly rate R32.00

Uber Durban:
Cost per km R7.00
Hourly rate R42.00
 

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Loco:
Cost per km R6.80
Hourly rate R32.00

Uber Durban:
Cost per km R7.00
Hourly rate R42.00
Also have to include Loco's Initiation fees:

Annual Customer
R499 once off / R45 per month

Once off Customer
R119
 

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How do they ensure the cars stays clean and is not damaged? What if you scrape a door?
 

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Thats interesting... and an alternative to Uber i suppose...

Using this when your car is serviced is a good one... I have used Uber for that purpose to get from the office to vw when fetching my car before and that was just easy. Calling a cab is a pain.

If i needed to be mobile for a day when this happened... this is an option... The paper work should be less on this... If that can make that efficient, then this should be cool. ANd most importantly - keep the human interaction as short or small as possible.

Last time i picked up a rent-a-car - what a ball ache it was when 1) fetching the car, and 2) dropping it off...
 
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