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Hackday: The Referrals Scheme

Monthly Hack Days are back in the tech team’s calendar and although we have a list of weird and wonderful hacking ideas we wanted to get Sarah, our CMO, involved...

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...

hiycar — imagine AirBnB but for cars!

We have all heard about home owners making money from their property through airbnb, but how about making money from your motor?

Rent a car — instantly!

At hiyacar we are transforming the way traditional car hire works. A peer to peer car hire platform, allowing you to rent a car from your neighbour.

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...

Fancy a staycation?

Planning a holiday this summer, but don’t know where to go — have you ever thought of a staycation? With some stunning parts of the UK, where would you go…?...

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...

Hiyacar HackFest: ‘full immersion’ to ship stuff as quickly as possible

Following the success of introducing Hack Days to the development team, it became apparent that more items could be delivered in a shorter space of time if the guys were able to...

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...