The Growth of the Sharing Economy

RelayRides blogger Nicholas Pell shares his thoughts on the new economic model that is moving beyond just high-tech early adopter markets and is going global The sharing economy was once restricted to a few early adopter cities and forward-thinking individuals, but now in 2012, it’s a bona fide movement. No longer just in big, hip,...
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Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse with Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

After our NYC Halloween tips post for New Yorkers, we couldn’t leave the Second City hanging. RelayRides blogger Sydney Jarod helps Chicagoans prepare for the imminent Zombie Apocalypse this Halloween with some great survival training trips. Chicagoans, the zombie apocalypse is upon us, and no city is safe. But have no fear. RelayRides has developed...
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The Great American Suburban Exodus

RelayRides blogger, Nicholas Pell, discusses the decline of suburbia and related trends. In a major reversal of previous demographic trends, Americans are leaving the suburbs and moving to the cities. Whereas the Baby Boomer generation fled the city and retreated to exurbs and suburbs, their kids and grandkids are moving back to the city. This...
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Technologies Bound for Your Car

In the second part of his automotive technology update, RelayRides blogger, Bradley Iger, shares more industry updates. The year is 1971, and a perfect storm is beginning to engulf the auto industry. After a long period of relative prosperity and innovation outpacing legislation, the other shoe has finally dropped. A flailing economy, government regulations, successful...
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Eight Technologies Bound For Your Next Ride

RelayRides resident automotive expert, Bradley Iger, shares his thoughts on tech trends bound for cars in the near-future. In the world of automobiles, the times they are a-changin’, and as the pioneering force in peer-to-peer car sharing, this certainly isn’t news to us. As the auto industry continues to find its footing after the global...
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Maintenance Tips: Five Dirt Cheap Ways to Keep Your Car on the Road

RelayRides blogger and automotive know-it-all Bradley Iger shares some simple, cheap ways to maintain your vehicle… and keeping it printing cash for you on the RelayRides marketplace. For many us, car maintenance is seen as a costly, inevitable expense that we avoid like the plague when at all possible; an arcane task performed by modern-day...
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Scare Up a Car Share for Halloween Fun Near New York City

RelayRides blogger Sydney Jarod will help you get into the Halloween spirit with these eerie, affordable adventures near New York City–with suggestions on great rentals to get you there. Hi New Yorkers, it’s October and that means Halloween in the City. But if you want to avoid the crowds at the Village Halloween Parade this...
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Top-Earning Owners of Vehicles in Peer-to-Peer Marketplace Devising Ways to Make Even More Money on RelayRides

RelayRides blogger Nicholas Pell shares the story of two members who are taking renting out their idle cars to the next level…and making a lot of extra money in the process. Since 2010, RelayRides’ peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace has enabled car owners to make a decent amount of cash renting out their idle vehicles—the average owner...
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Grey Areas in Peer Rental Insurance Begin to Clarify

This is a guest post by Cat Johnson and originally appeared on Sharable Liz Fong-Jones joined car sharing program RelayRides because her car was sitting parked most of the time. An environmentally-minded M.I.T student and one-time Google employee, she saw that by renting it out, she could maximize the car’s use and potentially lessen the...
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