Get Spiffy, an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, released its SpiffySafe vehicle disinfection verification app for iPhone and Android devices last month.
In early September, Spiffy conducted a survey to create a snapshot of consumer confidence in transportation and travel. The survey revealed 83% of respondents have traveled since the pandemic began, and only three out of 10 felt confident doing it. Furthermore, a May 2020 McKinsey & Company study revealed that “less than 10% of respondents believe carsharing, ridesharing, or shared micromobility to be safe.”
“As we continue through this pandemic, it’s become clear that there’s a need for more detailed disinfection verification - particularly for the rental industry and shared mobility,” Scot Wingo, Spiffy CEO, said in a statement. “We see the SpiffySafe app as a means to promote effective disinfection practices for drivers and operators, which can put passengers at ease.”
Spiffy representatives said that if companies in the travel industry combine the SpiffySafe app with other precautions like mask requirements, hand sanitizer, and communication, more people will feel comfortable getting back on the road.