General Motors’ car sharing service Maven rolls out in Waterloo

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General Motors has long been vocal about its intention to get a head start on the mobility revolution.

In a new development, the auto giant recently announced Waterloo will be its first Canadian location for its Maven car sharing platform. Maven is currently operating in 16 cities in the United States since first rolling out in Ann Arbor, Michigan., in January 2016.

For approximately the past six weeks, the company has been testing a beta version of its Canadian app. The Waterloo rollout will help the team work out any glitches or bugs before expanding to other Canadian cities.

Maven, reports Communitech, is a keyless system. Users of GM’s car sharing service can reserve a car using their iPhone or Android apps that unlocks and starts the vehicle using a Bluetooth connection.

A gas card is kept inside each vehicle and prices range from between $7 CAD per hour for a Chevrolet Spark and $15 per hour for a GMC Yukon, reports Communitech.

GM Canada has demonstrated continued interest in the Canadian driverless space through several announcements made over the past year, including most recently, the launch of the Canadian Technical Centre in Markham. 

Source: Communitech