Today, we’re releasing a highly anticipated new feature that makes peer-to-peer car sharing more convenient for both renters and owners. Yourdrive GO enables renters to book cars instantly and unlock them with their smartphone using the Yourdrive app.
Yourdrive GO cars are now available to rent in Auckland and Wellington. We will be expanding coverage to other areas and a greater number of vehicles in the coming months!
How renting with Yourdrive GO works
Yourdrive GO connects a renters' smartphone with hardware installed in an owner’s vehicle, to allow instant and secure access. Anytime a renter needs to get on the road, they can book a GO enabled car nearby on Yourdrive.co.nz and then locate it, inspect it, and unlock it with the Yourdrive app.
As there’s no longer a need to meet renters for an in-person key handover, owners can share their cars even when they aren’t available to facilitate pick up or drop off. This increased availability will raise owners' earnings, while the contactless pick up and drop off will free them up to spend more time doing the things they love.
Yourdrive GO is just another way to rent and access cars on Yourdrive. For owners and renters that prefer the personal experience of meeting face to face for the key hand over, this remains an option.