Fleet Telematics & GPS
The fleet telematics & GPS channel covers all aspects of GPS as it relates to the rental industry including traditional functions, starter interrupt and diagnostic analysis. It also covers using GPS rental a customer service function and additional source of revenue.
October 31, 2016 in Telematics
Toyota has formed a partnership with carsharing provider Getaround that could eventually find a place in commercial or government fleets that manage a portion of their vehicles as an in-house rental fleet.
By Anne Taylor, November 2015 in Rental Operations, Telematics
Car rental operators are using GPS systems — beyond theft prevention — to improve customer service, lower costs and increase revenues.
October 8, 2014 in Telematics
MetroGistics, a provider of vehicle transportation solutions, has partnered with Precision Motor Transport Group (PMTG) and McNutt Automotive Logistics (McNutt).
September 10, 2014 in Telematics
San Francisco could replace its underutilized fleet vehicles with car sharing services under a new proposal to the city.
December 12, 2012 in Rental Software, Telematics
In San Francisco, 70 DriveNow ActiveE vehicles will feature MyCityWay, a mobile technology company, to help users navigate through major cities.
October 15, 2012 in Rental Operations, Telematics
Novatel Wireless will supply its MT 2500 tracking device for Thrifty Car Rental vehicles in South Africa to capture driver behavior and protect against theft or loss.
June 19, 2012 in Telematics
The suspect was arrested after allegedly taking a set of keys from Zippy Rent-A-Car in Colorado Springs.
April 30, 2012 in Rental Operations, Green Fleet, Telematics
The launch of car2go in Berlin is accompanied by the release of the first official car2go mobile app for Apple smartphones and the introduction of an 'Eco Score' feature for all car2go vehicles worldwide.
April 25, 2012 in Telematics
The company was advised by police to get a lawyer after a customer who had rented the vehicle denied claims of selling the vehicle illegally.
April 23, 2012 in Telematics
‘My Explore’ city apps will only be available on the iPhone and in the iTunes store, and complements the Hertz NeverLost navigation system.
April 23, 2012 in Telematics
The two men were found with the hood of the car open in an attempt to figure out why the vehicle had shut down.
April 20, 2012 in Rental Software, Telematics
Magenta Technology is a provider of real-time software scheduling solutions and has rolled out its dispatch and tracking system for drivers on delivery and collection assignments across Avis UK operations.
March 28, 2012 in Telematics
Authorities say the driver, who was under the influence, may also have been distracted by his GPS display at the time of the accident, and that they will be checking cameras in the area to investigate.
March 19, 2012 in Telematics
In trying to drive to North Stradbroke Island in Australia, three Japanese tourists said their rental car’s GPS routed them into the bay, where the car got stuck and eventually covered in about two meters of water.
March 12, 2012 in Telematics
ARINC Managed Services launched microFIDS mobile, which gives fleet operators the ability to provide travelers with up-to-date flight information through vehicle-based displays.
February 1, 2012 in Legislative, Telematics
The Supreme Court’s ruling could impact a case in Ohio involving a rental car, in which the judge said the defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy because the GPS device planted by police was on a rented vehicle.
January 18, 2012 in Rental Software, Telematics
Formed in 1998, Navigation Solutions was created to oversee the expansion and operation of NeverLost in Hertz rental cars throughout the U.S. and Canada.
January 10, 2012 in Telematics
Peer-to-peer car-sharing company RelayRides will be the first 2012 business partner by creating its own mobile app on the OnStar application program interface (API).
January 9, 2012 in Telematics
One BVRLA rental member reported that a customer made an electronic copy of the key and fitted a tracking device to the car so it could be located later, entered using the duplicate key and then stolen.
January 9, 2012 in Rental Software, Telematics
The new car-sharing company JustShareIt said that it gives consumers ‘the safest option for peer-to-peer vehicle sharing.’
Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars
With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.
Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.
Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.
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