June 5, 2014

Driverless Cars: ‘Wheels When You Want Them’ Right At Your Doorstep?

Google recently announced its plans to develop a fleet of 100 driverless vehicles, with first dibs going to employees, who’ll be transported around the company’s campus. As Jetsons-y as it sounds, we know it’s not a question of if, but rather when, self-driving cars will become mainstream. And with the future of mobility always on our minds, you can bet we’re watching closely—and can’t wait to be a part of it.

Illustration Courtesy of GoogleIllustration Courtesy of Google

As Zipsters well know, we’re all about weaving innovative new technologies into our fleet to enable simple and responsible urban living. Beyond the obvious cool factor, we see the vast potential for self-driving cars to streamline transportation, reduce accidents, and help people get where they are going.

Envision this: Today, you reserve a Zipcar on your mobile phone and walk a few blocks to pick it up. Tomorrow, that car you ordered can swing by to meet you, right at your doorstep. Now that is truly “wheels when you want them”!