Daimler-owned microcar manufacturer Smart began as the brain-child of Swatch watch founder Nicolas Hayek. Urban dwellers in the US now have the choice between gas and electric powered versions of the ultra-compact ForTwo model.
It'll still exist everywhere else it's currently set up.
The system uses digital certificates instead of swipe cards or phone apps to exchange payment info in the background.
Designed for the city, the new Smart Fortwo is one of the smallest new cars on the market.
The ultra compact Smart Fortwo switches to a fully electric lineup for 2018, but keeps its disproportionately large price tag.
With approachable good looks, a slick EV drivetrain and car-sharing smarts, the Vision EQ ForTwo concept could be a great solution for getting around in the city.
Electric drive, ride sharing, compact dimensions, connectivity, individuality and autonomous drive are the future of urban mobility according to Smart.
A customized experience in autonomous ride sharing may be on the way.
Bound for the Frankfurt Motor Show, Smart's forthcoming EV concept will incorporate autonomy and carsharing tech.