AAA launches its own app-based car sharing service

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Gig is also promising to be particularly helpful if you’re fond of mass transit. There will be at least two parking spots near every BART train station, as well as a drop-off point inside Oakland International Airport.

This isn’t exactly a large-scale debut (Gig is still aiming for an expansion to San Francisco), but it illustrates just how eager car-related companies are to get into transportation services. AAA, like other firms, no doubt sees personal car ownership on the decline in the long run. Gig lets it diversify beyond roadside assistance and other products built on the assumption that you own what you’re driving. AAA may still have to grapple with self-driving cars (why rent when cars can always show up on demand?), but this is at least a step in the right direction.

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