Published on November 26th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Oneway Trips With GoCar Can Be Ended At PJ & SJ Streetside Lots
Ride-sharing in Malaysia has been around for a number of years and it’s actually incredibly easy to use and affordable too. We even used a couple of services during the MCO period to go from KL to JB with great success.
However, there’s always been a relatively big problem with car-sharing when used within the city – you still have to return the car to a designated spot and find your own way home from there. Well, in Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya this problem has been solved.
That’s because GoCar Malaysia have partnered up with Smart Selangor Parking and Flexi Parking to enable users to park at any roadside parking lot in Petaling Jaya or Subang Jaya. This applies to GoCar’s One-Way Trip feature (previously called ‘free-floating’). This makes the service so much more convenient than before.
Of course, unlike GoCar Hubs, streetside parking is not reserved specifically for GoCar vehicles.
Check out the press release below for more information.
Through this collaboration and its other innovative features, GoCar offers smart solutions for traffic and parking congestion, while reducing carbon emissions. Studies show that KL-ites spend 53 minutes¹ stuck in traffic jams and 25 minutes² looking for parking daily. GoCar believes that with the power of technology, this growing urban traffic issue can be changed.
Partnering with SSP and FP is in line with GoCar’s ultimate vision of making cities smarter and reducing car ownership. As an on-demand car-sharing platform, GoCar decreases the number of cars fighting for space on roads – and now in street parking lots, too. As a bonus, the entire experience from booking and payment to parking is done through a mobile app. This makes it contactless and safe, giving peace of mind in these uncertain times.
Starting 23 November 2020, users will be able to utilise GoCar’s One-Way Trip feature (previously known as Free-Floating) and park at public parking lots without worrying about payment. One-Way Trip is a 24/7 service that enables users to book cars with more flexibility and control, paying only when needed and choosing their preferred drop off location later on. Now, alongside SSP and FP, One-Way Trip gives users even more location options to drop off their GoCars.
According to Ham Yon Han from GoCar, “We’re glad to be partnering with SSP and FP to enable GoCars to be parked at all street parking lots within Selangor. This makes it much easier for our users to get nearer to their destinations and drop off the cars at their convenience. This will help bring us closer to seamless urban mobility.
“While the feature is currently available in Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya, we’re aiming to make other areas available by the end of the year. So do stay tuned as we strive to make cities smarter,” he explained.
Lai Thiam Sin, Chief Executive Officer of LiTS said, “Our 3 main objectives are to deliver better efficiency, accuracy and environmental friendliness to the public. Our partnership with GoCar aligns perfectly with these objectives. We look forward to enhancing this collaboration further to encourage the use of car-sharing technologies, powered by SSP and FP.”
To enable the new street parking feature, users simply need to ensure their GoCar app is updated to the latest version (v4.2 onwards), book a One-Way Trip in the app, select a pickup place and drop it off at any available location.