City workers in Austin, Texas are part of a smart deal. In an effort to encourage city workers to use public transportation, the city of Austin worked a deal with Daimler -- launching Car2go, a car-sharing initiative.
Once they get to the city, employees can access a network of 200 smart cars. The cars are free when used to run work errands, and are billed by the minute for personal use. According to FastCompany magazine, over 1,000 employees used the cars during the first four months of the program -- triple the original estimates for the initiative.