“Some people who rented vehicles never actually drove them”

I love everything about this story!

Car-sharing service operator Orix Auto Corp. couldn’t figure out what certain customers were doing with its rental cars. The service, with 230,000 registered users, realized around summer 2018 that some people who rented vehicles never actually drove them.

Turns out they use it for everything but driving!

“Usually the only place I can take a nap while visiting my clients is a cybercafe in front of the station, but renting a car to sleep in is just a few hundred yen (several dollars), almost the same as staying in the cybercafe.”

Rental car customer

People using this small private space in order to take nap, eating lunch or just get some quite rest. That is — at least in Tokyo — absolutely plausible.