Peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo has announced Turo Go, a new feature that allows guests to locate, book and unlock cars instantly from the Turo app.
The company is opening an early-access waitlist for hosts to get Turo Go connected car hardware installed in their cars when it’s available in select cities this fall.
The hardware will empower car owners to remotely lock and unlock their cars, automatically track mileage and geolocate the car. In addition to making the experience of owning a car smarter, and the experience of sharing it safer, the company looks to use Turo Go’s connectivity applications to improve their customer experience for busy Turo hosts as well as guests.
In the future, in addition to supplying hosts with this connected car technology that can be installed in any car, Turo envisions working directly with automakers to integrate the Turo app with connected vehicles coming off the line.
The company is in talks with a number of forward-thinking auto manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz, about solutions to further integrate instant mobility into service.
Daimler Financial Services is working with Turo on a remote access solution to support owners of Mercedes-Benz vehicles to easily share their cars