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Toyota to Feature Safety Technology at Car Rental Show

During the International Car Rental Show's exhibit hours, Toyota’s booth will provide show attendees with a virtual reality experience of the technology’s safety features.


More Than 45M Recalled Vehicles Still Not Repaired

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analyzed by J.D. Power, over 45 million vehicles that were the subject of safety recalls — issued between 2013 and 2015 — are still not repaired.


Carsharing Companies Face High Taxation

Nearly a quarter of the 40 largest cities in the U.S. impose retail taxes that increase the costs of a one-hour carshare by more than 30%, according to a study by DePaul University.


Los Angeles to Launch Electric Vanpooling, Carsharing Service

On Aug. 2, Green Commuter will introduce its all-electric carsharing and vanpooling service in Los Angeles with a fleet of Tesla Model X vehicles.


Hertz Appoints Frecker EVP, General Counsel

Rick Frecker has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel for Hertz Global Holdings Inc. He has served as the company's acting general counsel since April.


Jimpisoft Launches Rentway Document Scanner

Jimisoft has added a document scanner feature to its Rentway car rental software system.


Most North Americans Travel for Three or Less Days

For North America, the top five destinations were New York City, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Chicago. When it came to trip duration, 43% of North Americans planned trips for 0 to 3 days during Q2 2016, according to a Sojern report.


Zipcar Offered Free Rides to Pokemon Go Players

Last Thursday, Zipcar offered free rides for Pokemon Go players in Boston.


Virginia Airport Adds Fee to Build Rental Car Facility

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport has added a customer facility charge for rental car customers. This fee will help build a new rental car facility.


Avis Budget Group Teams Up With TrueCar

Through this multi-year agreement, those in the market for a used vehicle can access Avis Budget Group's inventory of well-maintained off-rental vehicles through


Fox Continues Global Expansion with 13 New Locations

Fox Rent A Car expands its global business with 13 new locations now open for reservations.


DriveMyCar Provides Vehicles for Uber Drivers in Australia

By partnering with peer-to-peer car rental DriveMyCar, UberX drivers in Australia can rent a vehicle for $159 per week. The fee also includes 150 km per day allowance, insurance coverage, and roadside assistance.


Global Ground Transportation to Continue Flat Pricing

New Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) research highlights six risks heading into 2017 that could impact both travel industry prices and the global economy as a whole. Risks include financial market turbulence, oil prices, and uncertainty surrounding Brexit.


Enterprise Holdings Partners with AirPlus

By accepting the AirPlus business travel payments solution, customers with corporate car rental accounts will no longer need a personal or corporate credit card when renting a vehicle from the Enterprise brands.


Shanghai Disney Provides Electric Rental Cars

The Shanghai Disney Resort will now offer hourly electric vehicle rentals. The vehicles will be provided by Chinese automaker SAIC.


Revv Launches Service in Chandigarh

Revv, a self-drive car rental service, has expanded to Chandigarh in northern India with 25 vehicles.


Avis Franchisee Now Provides Leasing Services in Western Africa

CFAO operates the Avis Car Rental brand in Western Africa and will now also offer vehicle leasing to customers under the Avis brand.


Enterprise Holdings Expands in Toronto Area

Enterprise Holdings has opened new locations in downtown Toronto and in Mississauga.


Hertz Mexico Now Offers Green Collection

Hertz Mexico has launched the Hertz Green Collection by offering a fleet of 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles.


Which Car Rental Websites Rank the Fastest for Booking Reservations?

Qentelli, an information technology company, studied four car rental companies to see which of their websites delivered the best customer experience when it comes to booking rentals online.


Speed Auto Systems Offers 30-Day Free Trial

Speed Auto Systems, a software platform, is offering a free 30-day trial version of its vehicle check-in and checkout system.


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