Zipcar, Inc. , a popular car sharing network, today announced the launch of its highly anticipated Androidâ„¢ mobile application as a public beta test.

The public beta launch enables thousands of members to test the new mobile app, and provide robust feedback directly to Zipcar to ensure the final product offers members a powerful, seamless mobile experience.

Zipcar’s new Android application allows members to search for and reserve Zipcars by time, location and vehicle type. Members can use the application to view available Zipcars on a map, get directions to the vehicle location and extend or cancel a reservation.

The application can also be used to honk the horn to locate a Zipcar, as well as lock and unlock the vehicle after scanning the Zipcard into the reservation. Non-members can download the app to search for vehicles and vehicle locations, learn more about Zipcar and initiate the membership application process.