Deways claims to be the the first peer-to-peer car-sharing community. Unfortunately it isn’t, although it may well be an early player in France. Other startups like Whipcar and GoCarShare in the UK are addressing this area as well and at a pretty sophisticated level.
How Deways approaches this problem is that it gathers and makes connections between its members to generate easy and safe car-sharing. Members can be car-owners willing to share their cars and make them available for other members, and those who are willing to pay.
The Deways platform includes car-sharing management tools, car-sharing planning, car-sharing guides and contracts, secure payments and certification. They have just notched up 1,000 trips done via Deways so these is signs of good traction there.