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AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION | Transportation Services / Taxi, Limousine & Vehicle Rental Services
silvercar.com

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Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$70.75M

About Silvercar

Silvercar offers a single make-and-model combination using web, wireless and mobile technologies to eliminate the friction points in the car rental process. An ever-increasing set of custom settings in a traveler's Silvercar profile allows a personalized experience to follow renters from car to car.

Silvercar Headquarter Location

712 Congress Avenue Suite 201

Austin, Texas, 78701,

United States

512-637-9272

Latest Silvercar News

Silvercar by Audi: Corporate & Local Mobility Service Offerings Must Be Better Aligned, Finds Strategy Analytics

Mar 10, 2021

Poor UX Reflects on Audi’s Broader Commitment & Expertise to Novel Mobility Services Download SILVERCAR by Audi PR Image March 10, 2021 01:02 PM Eastern Standard Time BOSTON--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Strategy Analytics – A new UX evaluation from Strategy Analytics’ In-Vehicle UX (IVX) group has assessed the design and usability of the Silvercar rental service , owned by Audi. Car-based mobility services have proven especially difficult to build, run and sustain in North America where private car ownership is the norm rather than the exception. Requiring expertise in localized road traffic/human movement patterns, app development, fleet management, and 24-hour customer service, it is evident that many of the difficulties stakeholders encounter are largely brought about by the stakeholders themselves not thoroughly understanding these principles. Conducted in the Seattle/Tacoma market of North America, Strategy Analytics’ report User Experience Evaluation: Silvercar by Audi , focuses on assessing key UX segments of the rental task flow, including registration/cost, finding a vehicle, accessing the vehicle, in-rental experience, and returning the vehicle. Derek Viita , Senior Analyst, IVX and report author commented, “Silvercar’s app-based concierge service differentiates from other new mobility services in certain key ways. It’s station-based, key-fob-based model which includes a few key locations near airports for travelers, or Audi dealerships for those with short-term rental needs, is ideal for the narrow segments Audi and Silvercar are targeting. Its mobile and web apps are also well-designed and the focus on calendar availability captures most key use cases, especially for the “few-day-rental” users." Continued Viita, “But gaps in UX are still notable, with potentially lasting ill effects on Silvercar or Audi as tech-savvy future-facing brands. The biggest problems in this evaluation were failed vehicle delivery despite being advertised and requested, incorrect guidance on insurance of a rented car, and failure to align in-app guidance with in-car experience. What is apparent is the significant disconnect between what “Audi corporate” wanted to offer and what the “ground-level” Silvercar UX could actually deliver.” Added Chris Schreiner , Director IVX, “Fundamentally Audi has the most to lose with poor rental UX. Silvercar’s in-rental experience is in essence, no different to renting through a legacy provider such as Hertz or Sixt. Accessing the car via keys/key fob means that after initial unlocking, the mobile app becomes obsolete, a strategy in direct contrast with most other mobility services Strategy Analytics has previously evaluated. While the issues encountered within this evaluation could be blamed on the local Silvercar provider, ultimately it reflects poorly on Audi’s broader commitment to and expertise within novel mobility services.” About Strategy Analytics Strategy Analytics, Inc. is a global leader in supporting companies across their planning lifecycle through a range of customized market research solutions. Our multi-discipline capabilities include: industry research advisory services, customer insights, user experience design and innovation expertise, mobile consumer on-device tracking and business-to-business consulting competencies. With domain expertise in: smart devices, connected cars, intelligent home, service providers, IoT, strategic components and media, Strategy Analytics can develop a solution to meet your specific planning need. For more information, visit us at www.strategyanalytics.com . Source: Strategy Analytics, Inc.

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Expert Collections containing Silvercar

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Silvercar is included in 2 Expert Collections, including On-Demand.

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Mobility-as-a-Service

544 items

Companies developing solutions to streamline the way people move themselves. Includes companies providing on-demand access to passenger vehicles and micromobility solutions as well as companies integrating multiple modes of transport, including public transit, into one service.

Silvercar Patents

Silvercar has filed 8 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Car sharing
  • Sustainable transport
  • Vehicle rental
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