Starting early next year, General Motors will launch its first-ever car sharing program by partnering with RelayRides, a company that specializes in peer-to-peer car sharing.
As pictured in the obscenely colorful graphic above, The General will use unique OnStar integration to make it all possible. In doing so, RelayRides will not need to install any additional devices on the car. The only catch is that the OnStar integration will be applicable to 2010 GM models or newer, which currently stands around 1.7 million vehicles on the road today. Theoretically, each one could become part of the RelayRides car sharing network, as all of them are “RelayRides ready.”
Owners of the vehicles can list their ride on RelayRides’ online marketplace, control the rates and availability, and are reassured by a $1 million insurance policy that promises all transactions to be safe and convenient. Talk about a quick buck!