Priva's mobile Sprinter vans charge by the mile and are loaded with comfortable seating and WiFi for C-suit travelers, providing them with a productive and time-saving alternative to flying

A short plane trip can be more trouble than it’s worth, considering time spent commuting to and waiting at the airport. For busy business executives who travel frequently, this can represent a significant loss of productivity. Detroit-based company Priva is offering an alternative to short flights, designing mobile office Mercedes Sprinter vans.

For $2 per mile (maximum 300 miles), the company will pick travelers up at their door and drive them to their destination. While inside, the user can enjoy amenities such as WiFi, HDMI cables, comfortable seating and refreshments.

Founders Dagan Mishoulam and Ryan Gee feel they are offering something the market is lacking. According to Gee, “The real important aspect of what we’re giving [travelers] is a very different type of experience where they’re able to get into a mobile office. It’s a private space.”

The vans seat four people, so small professional groups can ride together and stay connected. While the service is currently only available between Detroit and Chicago, there are plans to expand into other cities.

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A short plane trip can be more trouble than it’s worth, considering time spent commuting to and waiting at the airport. For busy business executives who travel frequently, this can represent a significant loss of productivity. Detroit-based company Priva is offering an alternative to short flights, designing mobile office Mercedes Sprinter vans.

For $2 per mile (maximum 300 miles), the company will pick travelers up at their door and drive them to their destination. While inside, the user can enjoy amenities such as WiFi, HDMI cables, comfortable seating and refreshments.