A new peer-to-peer (P2P) ridesharing app officially launched today which enables users to share ground transportation rides in real-time. SideCar started beta testing in San Francisco in February of this year and has facilitated more than 10,000 rides over the last four months.
SideCar is an alternative for travelers seeking for-hire ground transportation services including taxi, shuttle, limousine, charter-bus and or mass transit. The rideshare app provides the rider with a suggested fare based on similar rides and includes an internal rating system.
To enhance safety, all member drivers of the community are screened which includes a background check, driver’s license verification, proof of insurance and an interview. Both the driver and rider can rate each other at the end of the ride.
Related: Ride Sharing To and From the Airport
TransportationReviews.com offers airport travelers a free ride-sharing application called GroundShare which connects travelers for the purpose of sharing a taxi, limousine or shuttle bus going to and from U.S. Airports.