September 17, 2021
11 11 11 AM
California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation
Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025
The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road!
Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval
Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night
Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director
Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights
Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior
Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
German sales plunge in August to lowest level since 1992
Latest Post
California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center German sales plunge in August to lowest level since 1992
Aug
2021
9

On-demand car rental service Kyte brings another transportation option to Seattle

On-demand car rental service Kyte launched in Seattle on Friday. (Kyte Photo)

Kyte, an on-demand car rental service, launched in Seattle on Friday.

The service delivers rental cars directly to drivers. Customers can purchase the car through an app or the company’s website by choosing a specific delivery time and location. They can rent by day, week or month, eliminating the wait times and paperwork of traditional rental car services.

San Francisco-based Kyte will be available in Seattle and the Ballard, Fremont, Capitol Hill, Madison Park and Columbia City neighborhoods. Seattle marks Kyte’s eighth operating city.

Kyte co-founders Ludwig Schoenack, Nikolaus Volk and Francesco Wiedemann. (Kyte Photo)

Kyte was co-founded in 2019 by Francesco Wiedemann, who previously worked for ride share company ReachNow. Other founders are Nikolaus Volk, previously a software engineer at Uber, and Ludwig Schoenack, previously a venture partner at Contrary.

Kyte’s rideshare competitor in Seattle is GIG, a AAA service which allows customers to rent cars by the day, hour or minute — lending itself to one-way rentals. Wiedemann told GeekWire Kyte differentiates itself with longer term rentals.

“We also wanted to give Seattle residents and travelers the freedom and flexibility to explore all of the great destinations the city has to offer — from hiking at Mount Rainier or Olympic National Park to seeing the Snoqualmie Falls on a whim.” Wiedemann said.

Wiedemann said customers can choose between vehicles, including economy, sedan and SUV. Customers pay a daily rate, and an additional delivery and return fee which totals $19.

This summer has seen an increase in business for Kyte, Wiedemann said, and is at 40% month-over-month growth rate.

Previously: GeekWire’s Great Race II: By taxi, Lyft, e-bike, bus and more — here’s who won in Seattle rush hour

Jul
2021
20

Roll on: Curbside Bicycles brings tune-ups to a curb near you | Local News

“That way, my marketing is completely targeted. It’s coming from a trusted source: a neighbor, rather than myself, who’s a random person. And it’s 100% free,” Oestreich said. “I don’t know of any other marketing technique that checks those boxes.”

Oestreich doesn’t set hours for the pop-up, but usually stops taking customers when he hits 15 bikes and calls it quits when the last bike is done. Each tune-up costs $75. Replacing things like inner tubes and chains costs extra. More than that and it’s a job for someone else.

“If your bike is falling apart and it needs all sorts of replacements, I don’t do that,” Oestreich said. He specializes in speedy, nearby service for everyone from the occasional weekend rider to daily bike commuters. 

It’s the perfect business model for the pandemic, he said. The business is entirely outside, with little customer contact required. And by traveling to residential neighborhoods, he meets customers where they are — which at the peak of the pandemic was mostly at home. 

New year, new neighborhoods

By the time Orangetheory offered Oestreich his job back, he turned them down.

Curbside Bicycles “fully supports me,” he said. “I feel super fortunate. The fact that the pandemic was a boon to me is kind of an amazing phenomenon.”

Apr
2020
1

Life Takes You Places, Matrix Brings You Home.

Smart tracking devices with built with your saftey in mind.

Matrix offers a range of tailor-made packages specifically designed to suit your
individual safety, security and personal vehicle tracking needs. Whether it’s core
security or enhanced safety you are looking for, you can be sure to find the perfect
package which suits you.

fbq('init', '156586698025792'); fbq('track', "PageView"); fbq('track', "Lead");

Source Article