It’s unknown how many cars are currently under Vai.Car’s management. Nonetheless, the startup from São Paulo plans to own 25,000 vehicles within 18 months according to the announcement.
Since when has car shopping ever been an affordable affair? For the average Jane and Joe, the answer is never. And that’s why startups like Vai.Car exist in the first place, duh.
Conceived in the United States in 2016, but born and operating in Brazil, Vai.Car knows that younger users, like millennials, can appreciate a pay-per-use model for using a vehicle. As opposed to taking out a money-sucking loan.
But the startup also targets people who want to work as drivers under ride-hailing platforms like Uber and 99, but lack the car for it.
In both cases, the startup enables users to rent a car over a fixed period of time. With the rental come other perks such as delivering the car to the user’s door and an insurance policy.
It also brings innovation into the mix by using face recognition technology to validate a user’s identity and prevent fraud.
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