Our goal at Getaround has always been to make sharing a car on Getaround a safe and seamless experience.

A big part of making this goal a reality is our connected car technology, the Getaround Connect™ – built in-house by the Getaround Team and specifically designed to create a seamless and safe peer-to-peer carsharing experience.

In addition to allowing renters easily lock and unlock Getaround cars right from their phone – car owners can opt to turn on an “Enhanced Security” feature which uses the Getaround Connect™ to immobilize a car’s starter between rentals.

At the start of each Getaround reservation, the Getaround Connect will automatically enable the car’s starter for the renter. The ignition will remain enabled throughout the reservation period and will be automatically immobilize at the end of the trip.

As an owner – when Enhanced Security is on and you want to drive your car, simply unlock your car using the Getaround Connect Key on the Getaround App to enable your car’s starter.

When you’re done using your car and are ready to make it available for a Getaround reservation, simply lock your car with your phone to re-activate security features and immobilize the car’s starter.

Want to activate Enhanced Security on your Getaround car?
Visit our Helpdesk for all the details.