February 2017

Cover Story

Mobility 2050: A Path for Car Rental

by Chris Brown

Here's what the future of autonomous vehicles may look like and how transportation markets are evolving along the way.


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Features

Operators: What Does the Future of Car Rental Look Like?

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Independent car rental operators share their predictions for the industry — and how they will adapt to these anticipated advancements — in the next five to 10 years and beyond.

2017 International Car Rental Show: Preparing for the Future

By Chris Brown

The keynote presentations for this year's ICRS will address the fundamental shifts in transportation, while the seminars, roundtables, and exhibits will demonstrate ways operators can improve their businesses today.

Departments

ACRA: Let's Partner in Forming Mobility Policy

By American Car Rental Association

As technology continues to advance, ACRA commits to being the voice of the car rental industry in shaping mobility policy, including autonomous vehicles.

Car Rental Q&A: Where Do I Start When Automating the Car Rental Process?

By Michael Youssef

An operator has been hearing a lot about new ways to automate the car rental process, but he doesn't know where to start.

Will Cybersecurity Concerns Limit OBDII Access?

By Andrea Amico

NHTSA's recently published guidance on cybersecurity has potentially broad implications, including limiting third-party access to OBDII ports, which are used in many fleet applications.

 
 

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