When the smartphone is brought near the vehicle, the pre-sent code is authenticated via Bluetooth. The user is then given access to the car and its push-button ignition. The code is only valid during the vehicle reservation period.
Car owners can register their cars on Getaround free of charge and receive a portion of the rental fee when other people choose to rent their vehicles. The service has around 300,000 users in the U.S., USA Today reported.