Bidvest Unveils Keyless Rental App

South Africa-based Bidvest Car Rental has introduced its rental keyless car rental fleet with the launch of its Snappdrive app, according to a report by IT-Online.

The new app, designed to handle the entire car rental process via smartphones, will allow users to locate their car, unlock it, and start it.

Users will receive a text message before their rental is due, enabling the customer to extend their rental time if they want. Bidvest will be able to track every vehicle in the fleet with a telematics system, says the report.

The app will initially be available only to Bidvest Car Rental’s corporate customers and deployed in a separate vehicle group at the four major locations: O.R. Tambo, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and King Shaka Airports, says the report.

Phase two will be introduced to premium vehicle groups and other markets, which is still yet to be announced.

Click here for the full IT-Online report. 

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