Chariot began in 2014, providing riders four things: A fast, reliable, affordable and comfortable commute using employee drivers (“Charioteers”), brand new 14-passenger chariots, all directed by custom-built technology.
The company crowdsources future routes and pickup/dropoff stops by learning home and work address from users like you. Then, upon reaching a critical mass in a neighborhood, they ask you and your neighbors to crowdfund the new route’s launch by reserving your first Chariot pass. When they reach the target number of riders, Chariot launches the new route within days.
Chariot was acquired by Ford in September 2016.
Ford Motor Co. is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. Ford predicts to deploy its autonomous vehicles by 2021. Ford Smart Mobility LLC is Ford Motor Co.’s subsidiary formed to design, build, grow, and invest in emerging mobility services.