The new fleet from car service startup Camelot Automotive Services is being rolled out to the Chicago area in the hopes of reaching the hundreds of thousands of drivers in the city.
The new vehicles are designed to be driven to customers’ doorsteps in the mornings and afternoon to help them get to work and on their way to their daily activities.
The vehicles are equipped with automatic speed enforcement sensors to help ensure they stay on the road and are only driven by the drivers who need to use them.
COTA will also offer the cars to other cities in the Midwest, with more to come.
“Cameloth is a service startup, and we’ve created the vehicles to be a service to our customers,” said Steve Schmul, COTA’s president.
“It’s really a vehicle for them to be able to drive and feel like they can have fun and be safe in their cars.”
COTA is working with other automakers in the area to make the new fleet available to customers.
Schmuel said COTA plans to have a fleet of approximately 30 vehicles by the end of the year.
Cota’s vehicles will be available to all customers, including those who work for the city’s transportation department, who have a valid Chicago Public Works permit, or who work as security guards.
The company is not making any money on the fleet.
The COTA vehicles are available for lease for a fee, and COTA has partnered with the city to provide the vehicles with a fleet-wide smartphone app.
For more information, visit www.cameloth.com.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.