SideCar Brings Instant Ridesharing to Boston, Chicago and Brooklyn

Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:00am EDT

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  SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 15 (Marketwire) -- 
SideCar (www.side.cr), the instant rideshare community, announced today
that it is adding Boston, Chicago and Brooklyn to its growing roster of
cities. Following its 2012 launch in San Francisco, SideCar now operates
in eight US markets including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Austin and
Seattle. 

    "People love the SideCar experience and have been quick to embrace it as
a new way to get around," said Sunil Paul, CEO of SideCar. "We're excited
to continue our rapid U.S. rollout by bringing SideCar to these great
cities."

    SideCar works like a matchmaker for the perfect ride, using smartphones
to connect people who need to be picked up with everyday drivers nearby.
It's a fast, affordable and safe way to get around town, meet new people
and help keep more cars off the road. With SideCar, payment is voluntary
and made directly through the mobile app. All drivers are pre-vetted for
safety and are free to give rides whenever they want. SideCar's safety
system includes driver background checks, driver and rider rating
systems, GPS tracking features and the ability to share details of your
trip in real-time. 

    During its initial launch phase, SideCar will be available for drivers
and riders Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm - 3am in Boston, Chicago
and Brooklyn, NY. Expanded hours and days will follow as the community
grows. SideCar is actively recruiting drivers in all the cities where it
currently operates. Drivers can sign up to be part of the community at
www.side.cr/drive. SideCar's free mobile application is available for
download for riders via the App Store for iPhone and GooglePlay for
Android users. 

    About SideCar
 SideCar (Side.cr) is the leading mobile ridesharing app
that instantly matches people who need a ride with regular, everyday
drivers willing to give them one. It's a fast, affordable, safe and fun
way to get around the city. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, the
company's investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures,
Spring Ventures, Huron River Ventures, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures and
others. SideCar's free mobile application is available for download for
riders via the App Store for iPhone and GooglePlay for Android users.
Drivers can sign up to be part of the community at www.side.cr/drive.

    

Media Contacts
Dean Rodgers
Atomic PR
415-307-6895
sidecar@atomicpr.com

Margaret Ryan
SideCar
415.501.0249
margaret@side.cr 

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