Posts by Sergio Aguilar

New 'owner hub' and new availability calendar

This is a very exciting release. We’re committed to offering the best possible tools for car owners, so cars can become real income generating assets. The combination of the new...

Booking extensions made much easier

Up till now if as a driver you wanted to request and extension, you had to get in touch with the car owner to check whether they were OK to...

Should I rent my car out?

You 100% can and should rent your car out. We’ve already talked about how your car is hugely depreciated as soon as you buy it, and how it can become...

Uber vs. Car Rental

Uber has become a more and more popular transport option for Londoners since its launch in July 2012. It has replaced black cabs to a large extend, with over 3M...

New sign-up & on-boarding for hiyacar drivers

We’ve released a brand new sign up and on-boarding user flow for our drivers, available for our iOS and Android apps. We’re trying to make the verification process as slick...

Big news: updates to the way we pre-authorise payments

Many of you said that, if you had requested multiple cars for the same period, trying to maximise your chances to get a car, it didn’t feel right that we...

Hiyacar QuickStart is the future of car ownership in London

Cars are parked 96% of the time. That stat should really make us wonder about the future of car ownership. I think in mega cities like London most people will not...

Look out for the instant book badge

Look out for the lightning bolt badge in some of our cars… It means that they have ‘Instant book’, that is, booking requests for cars with this badge are automatically...

Main differences between car clubs and peer to peer car rental

The other day I talked about how hiyacar represents a ‘third generation’ car hire in the UK, as a peer to peer car rental. I thought it would be good...

Peer to peer car rental for Londers come true

In 2009 I helped set up the first car sharing club with a full electric fleet of cars in Spain. At that time, the mere concept of car sharing was...

Big news: hiyacar Android app has been fully revamped

As an Android user I couldn’t wait to see this release out — great news for all our drivers and car owners in London that use this operating system. Huge...

Top tips to rent out your car on hiyacar

Once you’ve listed your vehicle on hiyacar, there are quite a few things you can do to get more and more people to hire it. We’ve collated a set of...

Boom. Awesome updates to hiyacar iOS app

Welcome to our revamped iOS app! This is just the first of many improvements that are coming for iOS (and for Android soon too).

Introducing hiyacar mates rates: hiring your friend’s car just got super easy

At hiyacar, we are on a mission to make communities smarter and wealthier by changing the way we think about cars. In particular, the team has been thinking for a...

‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ and hiyacar

I met Graeme, hiyacar’s CEO and co-founder, just over 2 years ago in San Francisco. Hiyacar was just starting out and I was CPO at Liftshare (the largest carpooling network...