HIYACAR has announced the launch of its QuickStart keyless technology alongside its new app that will turn a mobile phone into a multi-purpose tool for car hire.
Quickstart will be able to take consumers from car selection all the way through to collection and inspection process. Users will also be able hire out their owned vehicles or drive another member’s own vehicle without needing to swap keys.
The new app also includes features such as instant messaging, document access, multi-car profiles and quick start.
The start-up is the first peer-to-peer rental car service in the UK to use keyless entry and remote tracking which aims to transform the way people hire and drive cars forever.
Should a QuickStart car be stolen, the technology allows for the engine to be remotely disabled and the doors locked once the car has come to safe stop.
But if a mobile with QuickStart installed is stolen, the phone can be immediately blocked from unlocking any cars, as the technology is both fully encrypted and generates a new unlocking sequence for each use.
Research from Hiyacar found that one million cars are going unused for much of the day, which is why car sharing and new solutions such as QuickStart can help underused motors while increasing access to cars for those who need it.
Rob Larmour, COO and co-founder of HiyaCar, said: “2017 is a big year for us, as we aim to expand across London and the UK.
“Our on demand QuickStart proposition will make it easier than ever to hire a car, even for short journeys. Ultimately, we want people to think twice about buying a new car and whether they really need it all the time, when they could just as easily borrow their neighbour’s vehicle.
“Since launching HiyaCar, more than 75% of traffic to the site has come from people on mobile. The rollout of QuickStart and our new app across London is pivotal to ensure that the whole experience of hiring a car is seamless.
“The days of painful admin and waiting to hire a car through traditional means is over,” he added.