Photos: Zipcar App Now Available on the App Store


    
    Car-Sharing Technology Locates, Reserves, Honks, Unlocks and Locks
Zipcars,
    Providing Seamless, On-the-Go Access for iPhone and iPod touch Users




    
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<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass., <chron>Sept. 29</chron> /CNW/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's largest car-sharing service, today announced the immediate availability of the free Zipcar App for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. The Zipcar App enables users to find and reserve Zipcars around the corner or across the globe in just a few taps. The first and only car-sharing technology of its kind, the Zipcar App also allows users to sort cars by time, model or type, and while in a reservation, even honk, unlock and lock the vehicle with their iPhone or iPod touch.</p>
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<p>To view the Multimedia News Release go to: <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/zipcar/40284/">http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/zipcar/40284/</a></p>
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    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090929/NY83259)

    
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<p>"Like so many urban dwellers today, more than 25 percent of Zipcar members live their life from their iPhones," said <person>Scott Griffith</person>, Zipcar chairman and CEO. "The new Zipcar App is a simple, fun and self-service technology that now allows millions of iPhone and iPod touch users to have on-the-go access to Zipcars around the globe."</p>
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    10 cool things members can do with the Zipcar App:
    1. Find available Zipcars on a map using your current location, a favorite
       location, or any location
    2. Reserve a Zipcar anytime, anywhere
    3. Sort cars by time available, car type and model
    4. View upcoming reservations
    5. Get directions to your Zipcar
    6. Easily locate your reserved Zipcar by telling it to honk its horn
    7. Unlock and lock your Zipcar after scanning your Zipcard at the start of
       each reservation
    8. Tap to contact Zipcar if help is needed during a reservation
    9. Extend or cancel reservations on the go

    10. Play around with the virtual key fob and make sounds even when you're
        not in a reservation

    
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<p>Even those who aren't Zipsters can download the app and kick the tires. Users can see which Zipcars live near them and learn what being a Zipster is all about.</p>
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<p>The Zipcar App is available immediately for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch (requires iPhone OS 3.0) or at <a href="http://www.itunes.com/apps/zipcar">www.itunes.com/apps/zipcar</a>.</p>
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    About Zipcar
    
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<p>Zipcar is the world's leading car-sharing service with 325,000 members and 6,500 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout 28 North American states and provinces as well as in <location>London</location>, England. As a leader in urban transportation, Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to savvy city residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car in the city. More information is available at Zipcar.com.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Nancy Scott Lyon, +1-617-336-4332, nancy@zipcar.com Web Site: http://www.Zipcar.com

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