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Pushkar Modi is the Chief Auto Enthusiast and Engineering Lead at Turo in San Francisco, California. He’s a design-centric, full-stack software engineer with a passion for cars, Formula One, and Top Gear. Turo is a website where local automobile owners give travelers the perfect vehicle for their next adventure. Founded in 2009 Turo is a car rental marketplace where travelers can rent any car they want, wherever they want, form a vibrant community of local car owners. It’s a pioneer in sharing economy and travel where you can rent a truck if you’re moving to a Tesla for a weekend getaway or a classic car for a photo shoot or car show. Turo is in over 2,500 cities with over 800 plus makes and models to choose from.
“People are inherently good.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Turo changed the business model and platform early in its life.
Discovering the Turo company and realizing that there was a future for him there.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A 2004 Mercedes C240
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Take care of your car and your car will take care of you.
And On The Bombshell: Inside The Madness and Genius of Top Gear by Richard Porter
Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey by Mark Webber
How To Drive by Ben Collins
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
If you’re driving a really special car. Introduce it to at least one child.
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