Croove is different to efforts from other automakers like Daimler-owned service car2go or BMW’s ReachNow because it’s totally peer-to-peer. Mercedes-Benz compares it to an “Airbnb for cars” that is open to all brand names and models. Owners merely log their vehicle on the service, which includes producing a profile which contains all the required information and includes provided, and are asked to share when it can be leased. Cars need to be “in good condition and over 15 years of ages,” the company states.
Clients planning to hire a car needs to likewise sign up on the app, showing that they are over 21 and have a legitimate driving licence, which enables them to go through a digital list on the vehicle’s condition (prior to pickup and after) and spend for the ride. Once it’s gone back to the designated drop-off point, the occupant can leave a rating by means of the Croove app and the vehicle will be right away available for the next user.
Mercedes-Benz states Croove folds into the business’s CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric) method, sitting together with its “Generation EQ” electrical vehicle effort. The service is presently being piloted in Munich, Germany and is just offered on iOS gadgets– if response is good, the plan might be broadened to more German cities.