Car2Go Buys RideScout, Opens Up New Transportation Options To Members

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Car2Go has now acquired what’s been called the “leading app-based mobility platform in North America” — perhaps better known as RideScout.

The recent acquisition means that Car2Go’s customers will now have a number of new transportation options available to them — anything from taxis, to buses, to bike sharing, to trains, is available through RideScout.



The basic idea behind RideScout is of being able to put in nothing but the address of where you need to go, along with your starting point, and get a large list of options available to you, including prices and costs, across a wide number of different transportation platforms.

The press release provides a bit more information:

Today, we are thrilled to share that we have acquired RideScout, the leading app-based mobility platform in North America, dedicated to allowing users to search and compare ground transportation options on demand. Together, we share a vision to provide a stronger future of mobility that will provide our valued members across North America with a radically simpler, smarter, and user-focused experience in searching for the best way to get from point A to point B.

Those interested can get more information via these two new videos on the move:

What is RideScout? from RideScout on Vimeo.

Car2Go celebrated the recent acquisition with a promotion offering its members 15 free minutes of credit, in order to give said members a chance to try the service out. Unfortunately that promotion just ended, but here’s to hoping a new one will be announced in the near future.

Image Credit: RideScout/Car2Go

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