Avis to Bring Keyless Entry Option to Mobile App

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Avis Budget Group, Inc. has partnered with Continental to offer a completely mobile car rental experience with keyless entry and ignition at the car rental company’s “Mobility Lab” in the Kansas City area.

Select vehicles in the Avis rental fleet are equipped with Continental’s Key-as-a-Service technology, which allows customers to start the vehicle’s engine and lock and unlock the car directly from the Avis mobile app.

Avis Budget Group’s “Mobility Lab,” which is made up of more than 20 car rental locations throughout the Kansas City area, offers a fleet of connected cars that work with the company’s management platform and Avis mobile app to provide customers with a next generation user experience from end to end.

"Our partnership with Continental helps us deliver the next generation of mobility solutions and lays the foundation for entirely keyless car rental," said Larry De Shon, president and chief executive officer of Avis Budget Group. "Keyless car rental not only offers customers the ultimate in convenience and personalization, but it also enables us to accelerate our offerings into new markets as we continue to innovate the overall car rental experience."

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