Last month, during my conversation with John Possumato, Founder & CEO of DriveItAway, he and I opened the door together on how shared mobility is transforming not only fixed operations but also auto retail as a whole. The conversation was more of a continuation from the 2020 NADA Show, where I facilitated an impromptu live panel discussion on the subject at the Uber for Business booth.
We haven’t released the podcast version of this discussion yet, which included Jim Bauman, Automotive Partnerships Lead with Uber for Business, Geoff Infeld from QuickRide, and Brian Allan with HyreCar. The conversation focused on two themes:
- How shared mobility is transforming service operations
- How shared mobility offers a new revenue channel and customer acquisition source for auto retailers.
Shared Mobility Mastermind
This week in the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Hour we are not doing a featured guest interview like we normally would, and so immediately after the news segment we will go right into our new Mobility Mastermind discussion, which will expand on these themes.
Slated for the discussion are Jim Bauman, John Possumato, Tiffany Simonsen.
Mobility Tech & Connectivity Hour
Aired Wednesday April 8
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In the News…
Hertz Rental Cars Offers Healthcare Workers Free Car Rentals
In these unprecedented times, Hertz wants to help. The company is offering essential healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City a free, month-long vehicle rental.
To take advantage, you’ll need a valid medical ID; email address with healthcare domain; driver’s license; and be a member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® loyalty program.
Learn more about the program and sign up with this link.
Shouts out to our guest today – Jim Bauman, for submitting this for the show.
Mobility Changes – Google Report
Google has released new mobility data centered around the impact that COVID-19 social distancing has had on Retail, Grocery, Parks, Transit Stations, Workplaces, and Residential. Some states have skyrocketed in Park use.
This report shouldn’t be used for medical diagnostic, prognostic, or treatment purposes. It also isn’t intended to be used for guidance on personal travel plans.
Location accuracy and the understanding of categorized places varies from region to region, so we don’t recommend using this data to compare changes between countries, or between regions with different characteristics (e.g. rural versus urban areas). We’ll leave a region out of the report if we don’t have statistically significant levels of data.
To learn how Google calculated these trends and preserved privacy, view the report.
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