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3 Sharing Economy Car Companies Head to the Airport Parking Lot

Excerpt from PandoDaily

Aug 20, 2013 3:00 am

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Trying to attack the increasingly consolidated car-rental companies, who have a strong lock on the airport rentals ecosystem and know the strict regulations that restrict behavior at the airport. This battle isn’t so much about technology as it is mastering local, small-time politics.

— Rafat Ali

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The park ‘n share economy has arrived at the airport, with three such rental car companies launching in the last six months….The first park ‘n share company FlightCar is a Y-Combinator startup that launched six months ago and operates out of SFO and Boston Logan Airport….The second company is RelayRides, which has offered regular car sharing since June 2010, and launched a facilitated airport park ‘n share feature a few weeks ago.

The third and final company, Hubber, launched in June — it’s the first park ‘n share to hit LAX and the only one not backed by venture capital.

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