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Spotcar im Test - was kann der neue Konkurrent zu DriveNow, Car2Go und Multicity?

Spotcar im Test - was kann der neue Konkurrent zu DriveNow, Car2Go und Multicity?

Normally I blog here in English about programming stuff, this post is an exception since it's in German and about a new carsharing provider in Berlin.

Update (12.5.2015): Spotcar ist pleite!

Gestern, am 21. August 2014, ist Spotcar, der neue Carsharing-Anbieter von Opel, offiziell in Berlin gestartet. Da ich ein großer Carsharing-Enthusiast und regelmäßiger Nutzer von fast allen Anbietern (DriveNow, Car2Go, Multicity, Stadtmobil, Flinkster und Citee) bin, habe ich es mir nicht nehmen lassen, sofort eine Testfahrt zu unternehmen.

Das Ergebnis war leider nicht durchweg positiv, aber ich hoffe, es handelt sich bei allen Mängeln, die mir aufgefallen sind, um sogenannte Kinderkrankheiten.

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CarFinder - Find your closest carsharing car

I am a big fan of the carsharing concept and I have been using the two largest providers DriveNow and car2go regularly here in Berlin since I discovered them a few months ago.

One thing I don't like about them is their websites. While the iOs and Android apps work quite well for finding a car, the websites were obviously designed not only for already registered users who want to quickly find a car, but also for prospective customers, press, investors etc. They contain a lot of clutter and the DriveNow website does not even make an attempt to determine your current location, so you have to zoom and swipe the map manually every time. Especially irritating since you want to reload the map repeatedly sometimes when on the hunt for the closest car.

After getting annoyed with their websites once too often I decided to do something about it.

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