AUSTIN, TX, March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RideScout, the leader in real-time aggregated ground transportation services, today announced its plans and itinerary for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival and Conference, which takes place March 13-22 in Austin, Texas. This marks the fourth consecutive year RideScout has actively participated as a host, sponsor or speaker for various events throughout the non-stop weeklong festivities at SXSW — all designed to help promote and raise awareness for efficient, eco-friendly mass transportation services in Austin and around the country.
RideScout aggregates data for all local ground transportation options including trains, buses, taxis, rideshare and biking and makes this information available to locals and visitors with the free RideScout app.
This year, RideScout encourages SXSW attendees to "Ride Like a Local," getting around the festival with Austin transportation options. People can book a car2go, purchase a Capital Metro transit pass, or find an Austin B-cycle directly through the app. RideScout is Austin B-cycle's app of choice for SXSW 2015.
The new RideScout app is available now for iOS and Android mobile devices via the iTunes Store and Google Play Store.
RideScout's SXSW agenda is as follows:
- Thursday, March 12: Gold Sponsor of the Pre-SXSW Startup Crawl
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
RideScout's Austin Headquarters located at 200 E 6th Street, Suite #200 is a planned stop on the SXSW start-up crawl. The company will be hosting attendees and serving beer and cocktails. This event is open to the public. To participate, please RSVP here.
- Thursday, March 12: Pre-SXSW Startup Crawl VIP After Party
10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
RideScout is sponsoring the Official VIP "After Party" with Outasight as the headliner at RideScout's Austin Headquarters located at 200 E 6th Street, Suite #200. Food, drink, experiential activities and three bands will be featured. This event requires an invitation and RSVP. To request an invitation please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 22: Street Art Installation and Information Hub
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
RideScout is taking over a food truck park located at 122 W. 5th Street during SXSW with an exclusive art installation that will demonstrate to attendees how to ride like a local, plus where to find some of the coolest happenings during SXSW. Attendees who share photos on Twitter, Facebook, Vine and Instagram with #ridelocalsxsw have a chance to win one of three SXSW badges for 2016. Open to all. No RSVP required.
- Saturday, March 14: We DC Startup Showcase
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
RideScout will be featured at the We DC House located at 340 E 2nd Street, directly across the street from the Convention Center. This event will showcase Washington, DC business, tech, and creative startups that are tackling some of the most challenging problems in the United States. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. An Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge is required.
- Wednesday, March 18: RideScout RoadTrip Music Showcase
6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
RideScout and Young Pandas have teamed up to bring the spirit of the RideScout RoadTrip tour experience to Austin, TX on the rooftop of The Market located at 319 Colorado Street. The featured bands span a variety of musical genres, from R &B to pop to rock. Visit here to RSVP for this free event.
RideScout is a technology platform that aggregates transportation options on its free iOS and Android apps and, utilizing predictive technology, helps users get around cities faster and smarter. RideScout shows users transit, taxi, ride share, car share, bike share, carpool, walking, biking, driving and parking in one view, with real-time transit departures and traffic integration. The company is based in Austin, Texas with satellite offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco and Chicago. RideScout is a company within moovel GmbH, a subsidiary of Daimler AG. Please visit www.ridescout.com for more information.
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