WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/13 -- SideCar (www.side.cr), the instant rideshare community, launches today in Washington, D.C. The company now operates in nine U.S. markets, having launched in Chicago, Boston and Brooklyn, N.Y. just last week. SideCar launched in San Francisco in 2012, and has operations in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Austin and Seattle.
"People love the SideCar experience and we're excited to introduce it to our nation's capital," said Sunil Paul, CEO of SideCar. "The response to SideCar has been overwhelmingly positive and we're seeing demand in every major U.S. city. SideCar is reinventing transportation, and we're committed to building ridesharing communities all across the country."
SideCar works like a matchmaker for the perfect ride, using smartphones to connect people who need to be picked up with everyday drivers nearby. It's a fast, affordable and safe way to get around the capitol, meet new people and help keep more cars off the road. With SideCar, payment is voluntary and made directly through the mobile app. All drivers are pre-vetted for safety and are free to give rides whenever they want. SideCar's safety system includes driver background checks, driver and rider rating systems, GPS tracking features and the ability to share details of a trip in real-time.
During its initial launch phase, SideCar will be available for drivers and riders Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm - 3am in Washington, D.C. Expanded hours and days will follow as the community grows. SideCar is actively recruiting drivers in all the cities where it currently operates. Drivers can sign up to be part of the community at www.side.cr/drive. SideCar's free mobile application is available for download for riders via the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android users.
SideCar (Side.cr) is the leading mobile ridesharing app that instantly matches people who need a ride with regular, everyday drivers willing to give them one. It's a fast, affordable, safe and fun way to get around the city. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, the company's investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures and others. SideCar's free mobile application is available for download for riders via the App Store for iPhone and GooglePlay for Android users. Drivers can sign up to be part of the community at www.side.cr/drive.
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