Kyte brings the rental car to you—then the driver finds a way home


Kyte wants to bring rental cars to users. 

That means no parking lots with special access instructions, lines at rental car agencies, or even reserved spots on the street. A contract worker — dubbed a “Surfer” — drops the car off at your location, and then it’s up to them to get home or wherever they’re off to next. 

They can take the bus, walk, or pack a scooter in the trunk and ride away, although the company doesn’t provide them. 

The idea is to deliver unused cars cars sitting in the parking lots of established rental agencies (it wouldn’t say which ones) to compete against services such as Getaround and Turo, which let strangers rent their cars to other strangers.  Read more…

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