The thread on how you can lose access to the car while inside it.
Journalist The Guardian Kari Paul (Kari Paul) told on her twitter about how she went to travel around California, taking a car in car sharing. When she drove into the area without mobile communications, the car stopped working. Even after calling the tow truck, which drove her to the section of the road where there is communication, the control of the machine could not be returned. Then the car-sharing service offered her to spend the night in the forest and try to start a car the next morning.
today in sharing economy struggles: our app powered car rental lost cell service on the side of a mountain in rural California and now I live here I guess pic.twitter.com/XoqqMpEwdN— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
Current problems in car-sharing services: our application, from which the car is running, has lost mobile communications on a mountainside in a California forest. Apparently, now I live here
it appears that although I do not have enough cell service to start up my only means of transportation I do have enough to live tweet my struggle so thanks for tuning in I will be here indefinitely— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
It seems that my signal is not enough to start my only vehicle, but enough to live broadcast on Twitter about my problems, thank you for being with me, I will be here forever
apparently in 45 minutes to an hour a tow truck will come to move us three miles down the road where there is cell service so we can start our car the future is dumb— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
Apparently, after 45 minutes or an hour, the tow truck will transport us down the road for three miles, where there is mobile communication, so that we can start the car. Wacky Future
passing the time reading this article about goats in the local paper pic.twitter.com/IppBPh9RU0— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
Killing time reading a goat article in a local newspaper
tEcHnoLogY pic.twitter.com/B0U8CLAueC— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
six hours, two tow trucks, and 20 calls to customer service later apparently it was a software issue and the car needed to be rebooted before we could use it @internetofshit pic.twitter.com/LZBZQwRJk8— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
Six hours later, two tow trucks and 20 calls to the support service, it turned out that the problem was in the software. The machine had to be rebooted before being used again
Well, everyone asks, so I’ll say this is a Gig car sharing service. The car has not yet been repaired, but we are still stuck three hours from home.
I can’t even express in tweets how insane this has been but we are safe! after @GIGCarShare told us to sleep in our car on the side of the road and try again in the morning we called a tow truck on our own and made it back to our Airbnb. TBD on whether I’ll be refunded for this.— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
I can’t express in tweets how crazy it all was, but we are safe! After Gig suggested we spend the night in a car on the side of the road and try [start it] in the morning, we ourselves called a tow truck and returned to our Airbnb accommodation. I’ll tell you later if the money will be returned to us
also we were able to turn the car back on somehow but now we are afraid to turn it off because it may not start again and Gig told us we used our “allotted restarts” of the car so we are on a literal endless road trip through California now— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
We somehow managed to start the car, but now we are afraid to turn it off, because it may not start again. At Gig, we were told that we used all of our “reserved restarts,” so we are now literally on an endless journey through California
there are worse fates but wow this has been a Big Time pic.twitter.com/JYIHaIVgzD— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) February 17, 2020
Not a bad outcome, but wow, I won’t forget it until the end of my days
Californian designer: "What do you mean, 'no Internet connection'?"— Michael Carr (@CStrife89) February 17, 2020
Californian designer: “What do you mean by the phrase:“ No Internet connection? ”