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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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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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Prague Launches Carsharing Website

An online hub created by the Czech Carsharing Association and Prague City Hall encourages convenient and efficient mobility.

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Saudi Arabia Sets New Requirements for Car Rental Staff

Beginning March 19, car rental office employees must be Saudi nationals.

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HyreCar Launches in New York

The carsharing platform currently operates in 29 states across the country.

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Maven Launches Car-Sharing in Toronto

The service will initially offer 40 vehicle options to customers.

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Feds Set Self-Driving Vehicle Summit to Gather Data

The U.S. Transportation Department will hold a summit on March 1 to identify priority federal and non-federal activities that can accelerate the safe roll-out of autonomous vehicles.

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Navotar, Wacom Partner to Go 'Green' with Digital Signatures

The partnership with Wacom allows for a signature pad that connects directly to the Navotar system.

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Avis Budget Group Announces 50,000 Connected Cars

The Avis Car Rental mobile app interacts with connected cars, allowing renters to manage their entire rental experience from their smartphone.

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Maui County Proposes Car Rental Tax to Fund Construction Projects

The tax would add $4.50 to the existing rental fee of $3 per vehicle, per day.

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Adesa-AFC Parent Acquires Stratim

KAR Auction Services acquires mobility and fleet management software company Stratim, expanding the company's presence in on-demand carsharing and ride-hailing services.

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Didi Chuxing Launches Open Carsharing Platform

Under the partnership, DiDi will open its platform to automakers' own sharing services.

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