GM Canada Announces Canadian Pilot Program for Maven Car Sharing during Communitech
Oshawa, Ontario (Thursday, Jan 5, 2017) Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario for a deployment of a Canadian commander module of Maven automobile sharing. The initial Maven vehicles will be accessible in a Tannery District of downtown Kitchener exclusively for members of a Communitech Hub.
Maven @ Communitech: A keyless service, with members accessing and starting a Maven automobile with usually their smartphone. Registered members for a commander module will use a Maven app to breakwater one of 5 vehicles parked nearby a Communitech Hub, during a dilemma of Charles and Francis Streets. The initial swift of vehicles will embody a Buick Encore; Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu and Spark; and a GMC Yukon. All of a vehicles are entirely equipped, with OnStar 4G LTE with a WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, active pacifist breakwater features, exhilarated seats exhilarated steering wheel, and remote start to concede a automobile to be exhilarated or cooled adult to 8 mins before a start of a reservation.
Maven members during Communitech can knowledge an towering automobile pity module and breakwater Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles for hourly or daily rates, starting from $7/hour or $63/day. Fuel and word costs are included, and there are no focus or membership fees.
Communitech: Communitech is Canada’s inaugural incubator, tech park, accelerator and start-up haven. The Tannery District, a reclaimed bureau building in downtown Kitchener, is home to several tech and workman companies.
“Just over a year ago, we launched 2908, a creation lab during Communitech. It’s fitting, then, that a Canadian commander of Maven’s automobile pity use be during Communitech where so many other innovative services have come to life in Canada,” pronounced Hossein Hassani, Head of Maven Canada. “This is only a beginning. We are a mobility company, and we will continue to broach innovative services to assistance Canadians get there – wherever ‘there’ is – smarter.”
In 11 months, Maven has launched a company, code and 3 products: Maven City, Maven Home and Express Drive and stretched to 16 U.S. cities including Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Jersey City, New Jersey; Los Angeles; Nashville; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
More than 19,000 members have assimilated Maven and trafficked some-more than 86 million kilometres (54 million miles) to bond to a people, places and practice that matter many to them.
Maven is contrast destiny common mobility services during GM campus car-sharing locations. Campus car-sharing services are now handling during GM do Brasil domicile in Sao Cataeno do Sul and during GM Australia/Holden headquarters.
There are now some-more than 90 tellurian Maven group members as a code continues to attract tip talent from a car-sharing, ridesharing and connected automobile industries, as good as some of a best minds from within GM. The Maven group already has filed 7 obvious applications to assistance make automobile pity some-more intelligent.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Maven has some-more than 14,500 members who have done some-more than 15,000 reservations.
- Maven members have logged roughly 50 million kilometres (31 million miles) on a road.
- The normal Maven City outing is 161 kilometres (100 miles) and some-more than 12 hours.
Maven is automobile sharing, refined. A entirely connected swift of General Motors vehicles featuring a newest cars with a latest record allows users to personalize a whole experience. Customers move their digital lives into a vehicles by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, including contacts, favourites and maps.
Maven confidant support is accessible by OnStar for questions, roadside assistance and puncture response, permitting assent of mind for a journey. SiriusXM radio and 4G LTE wireless connectivity allows for a some-more intent experience.
Pricing is elementary and transparent, and includes word and fuel. A gas label is provided, and users are asked to lapse a automobile with during slightest one quarter-tank of fuel to equivocate an additional charge.
About GM of Canada
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Company employs some-more than 8,400 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in immature manufacturing. GM Canada markets a full operation of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and associated services by Canada’s largest automotive play network. More information per GM Canada models can be found during www.gm.ca, www.gminnovates.ca or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.