Get Paid by Nissan for Carpooling!
Hytch Rewards Smartphone App
Nissan is continuing its mission to be the leaders of innovation in the car industry by expanding their efforts to enhance mobility solutions. Nissan has announced that they have partnered with Hytch to offer a new way for commuters to find driving alternatives. Nissan will be offering cash rewards for anyone participating in Hytch’s ride sharing service.
With the new Hytch Rewards smartphone app, users will be able to connect with other commuters looking to ride share. The app is designed to track carpooling routes and pay cash rewards to both drivers and passengers participating in the service. Hytch estimates that if as little as six percent of commuters in a given community adopt ride sharing, then this could relate to a reduction of traffic that is equivalent to adding an additional lane to the highway. Nissan will be helping incentivize this effort with cash rewards for participants.
“Hytch Rewards isn’t your ordinary ride sharing app. Users will get rewarded for changing their behaviors through incentivized carpooling,” said Mark Cleveland, Hytch co-founder and CEO. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact Hytch will have on people and communities in Tennessee.”
While incentivizing Hytch doesn’t provide any monetary return on investment for Nissan, it does allow Nissan to gather crucial data on commuter behavior in regards to carpooling and ride sharing. This will allow Nissan to further expand their intelligent mobility technology and provide important driver data that will be utilized as Nissan moves toward fully autonomous vehicles.
“Tennessee is home of Nissan’s North American headquarters and this partnership benefits the environment and our community,” said Dan Teeter, director, Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan North America, Inc. “We’re investing in new solutions as part of Nissan’s vision for the future of mobility.”
Companies like Nissan, together with state and local governments, have pledged funds for the new project to influence transit behavior in Tennessee, with plans to expand this project to cities across America.
While this incentivized program is currently only available in Tennessee, its successful implementation should encourage state legislatures and automotive manufacture to incentives programs like these to help reduce carbon footprint and daily commuter traffic.