In select locations only, Zipcar is adding Bluetooth technology to our Zipcar vehicles to make it even easier and faster to unlock our cars with the mobile app, even without a cell phone signal or internet access.
To unlock a Zipcar with the mobile app using Bluetooth:
- Before heading out to start your trip, turn on your phone's Bluetooth and location services for the Zipcar mobile app to ensure you have signal
- Once you get to your Zipcar, tap the Unlock button on the Drive screen of the Zipcar mobile app
- Once the car unlocks, you are ready to begin your trip
Bluetooth is available in select locations only. You will be notified via email if a Zipcar location you frequent supports Bluetooth. We recommend you keep your Zipcard with you on all trips in case your phone runs out of battery.