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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.

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Toronto Delays car2go Parking Program

The pilot program would provide 2,000 permits that would allow vehicles to use permit parking spots for a year.

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Alabama Senate Passes Rental Tax Bill

The bill will add a 3% tax to all car rentals and leases in Jefferson County.

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Russia's Yandex.Drive Launches in Moscow

All tariffs comprise the cost of gasoline, parking, and insurance.

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Sixt Opens Tampa Airport Rental Facility

This marks the second grand opening of the year for the car rental company.

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SnappCar, Europcar Launch Drive & Share Solution

After a first successful pilot phase in France, Drive & Share solution is launching in Germany and Denmark, with Europcar Group as a significant investor.

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What is 'Enterprise,' Alex?

[VIDEO]: See Enterprise make its Jeopardy! debut.

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Avis Budget Group 2017 Results: Revenues Up, Adjusted Income Down

Revenue increased 2% in 2017 to $8.8 billion. Full-year net income adjusted to reflect the benefit from the Tax Act fell to $242 million compared to $273 million adjusted net income in 2016.

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Right Cars to Open in Las Vegas, 8 More Branches Planned

The franchise location represents the sixth in the U.S. for the U.K.-based parent company.

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National Car Rental Survey Finds Travelers Managing Work and Life Balance

Eighty percent of survey respondents made time for themselves during business trips. Ninety-two percent of bosses supported employees taking part in non-work-related activities.

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Phoenix Rental Operator Loses $1.85 Million Lawsuit

Investigators found that Dennis N. Saban, owner of Phoenix Car Rental and Saban's Rent-A-Car, violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by adding extraneous taxes and surcharges on vehicle rentals.

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Argentina Welcomes Country's First Carsharing Service

The app-based carsharing company has plans to serve downtown Buenos Aires later this year.

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Enterprise Expands to Finland

Helsinki-based LänsiAuto Group, which has 550 employees, will draw on Enterprise Holdings' global expertise, resources, and technologies.

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Avis Budget Group Comments on SRS Investment Management’s Nomination of Directors

Avis: “… we are disappointed that we will be engaged in a costly and distracting proxy fight.”

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Hollywood Testing City-Backed Carsharing Pilot

The pilot program is awaiting final approval and signature of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Hertz Partners with SpotHero for Mobile Parking Reservations

Hertz customers will be able to book parking in over 50 cities across North America through the Hertz mobile app.

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Political Pundit Stu Rothenberg to Speak at 2018 International Car Rental Show

Rothenberg, one of the nation’s preeminent political analysts of the last three decades, will share his D.C. insider’s perspective as part of the American Car Rental Association’s general seminar.

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Bandago Owner Tracks Stolen Rental Van, Working to Rewrite Calif. Rental Laws

After spotting a van stolen from his rental company, Bandango Van Rentals CEO Sharky Laguana tracked and reclaimed the vehicle. Now, he's hoping to make it easier for other rental operators to reclaim their stolen property.

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Vehicle Dependability Improves 9%: J.D. Power

Buick and Lexus ranked highest in overall vehicle dependability, which improved 9% overall in the past year, according to J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study. Fleets using a three-year replacement model may benefit from higher resale prices.

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Carsharing Initiative in China Eases Traffic for Spring Festival

The recently launched “train + car sharing” program at Guangzhou South Station has an average of 500 carshare orders per day.

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Report Finds Carsharing Services Could Reduce Traffic in Romania by 25 Percent

A study released by Perceptum found that offering carsharing services in major Romanian cities would maximize the efficiency of cars and improve urban mobility.

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