Episode 208 Strava / Drive Now

Drive Now

DriveNow is the car sharing venture from BMW i, MINI and Sixt. As a DriveNow customer you have access to our cars at any time, whenever you need one. Our cars are not bounded to a specific location, they are scattered across the business area in each city. You can rent them from everywhere and park them in all public parking lots within the business area. Fueling/charging, parking fees, insurance and taxes are all included in the price.

DriveNow car sharing is in Germany available in Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne and Hamburg. You will also be able to find us in Vienna, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Brussels and Milan.

To download Drive Now please click here: Apple / Android

To listen to the guys chatting about Drive Now please click here!

Crime Fighting from a far!

This is what we like to see here at How To Kill An Hour, some really cool way to do the things that we wish we could do ten years ago.

Thanks to GPS Tracking and Remote locking a would be thief got a rude awakening (he stole the car and then slept in it)  when he stole a BMW 550i, which had been left in an underground car park with spare keys inside *facepalm* Seattle Police contacted BMW at their local head office and had it tracked, it is here where Seattle Police found the culprit asleep in the vehicle – had it remotely locked and then woke him up.

They then blocked him in so he couldn’t drive off (he tried to) and arrested him.

Hooray for technology! Just hopefully the owner remembers to not put spare keys to his car, in his car.

Listen to the guys chatting about this here!

Electric Car Charing Ports for all!

Electric cars are becoming more and more popular the past several years especially with the introduction of the Tesla. Now there are several huge car firms that are prepping for the future of car travel and are creating high powered charging networks across Europe. 400 Charging Sites to be exact.

The firms are BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group, including Audi and Porsche.

The charging stations (sounds like a massive dock for your car!) provides really quick charging for your electronic cars, along many major roads across Europe. (However we think 400 is a little small for such a large area of land) Tesla’s can’t use these charge points as their cars use different electronic systems, so if you have a Tesla, you’re out of luck. Sorry!

Reason being as the network will use combined charging system standard technology, while Drivers of electric cars can plug in and charge at speeds of 350kw which is a lot lot faster than you can get today!

To hear the guys chatting about this please click here!