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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.


MGM Hospitality Expert to Close ICRS

Bringing guest service secrets from the hotel industry to car rental, Mary Ann Sena-Edelen of MGM Resorts International will deliver the closing keynote session at the 2017 International Car Rental Show.


MetroGistics Promotes Four Executives

Vehicle transportation provider MetroGistics has promoted four executives following the company's planned merger with AmeriFleet, the St. Louis-based company has announced.


Users Can Now Request Uber Rides in Google Maps

With Uber’s latest integration update, users can now request a ride, see their driver en route, contact the driver, and follow their trip status all within Google Maps.


Enterprise Discusses Consumer Needs for Autonomous Vehicles

During a panel seminar at the 2017 CES (Consumer Electronics Show), Enterprise Holdings Inc. delivered a strong argument for prioritizing consumer needs.


Avis Offers Loyalty Program Promotion in Florida

Until the end of January, Avis Preferred loyalty program members will receive double points for car rentals in Florida.


Enterprise Sponsors People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the presenting sponsor in honor of the rental brand’s commitment to pick up the communities where its customers and employees live and work.


ReachNow to Eventually Test BMW’s Autonomous Vehicles

Steve Banfield, CEO of ReachNow, says that Seattle’s ReachNow carsharing service will be one of the first places people will get to try out BMW autonomous vehicles.


December Wholesale Prices Fall, Up 3.9% YOY

Wholesale used vehicle prices in December averaged $10,642, which was essentially flat from the month before but a 3.9% increase over the same period in 2015, according to ADESA. Truck prices were down 0.6% in December.


San Francisco Evaluates Carsharing Parking Program

The city of San Francisco is reconsidering the number of parking spaces it will reserve for carsharing companies.


Toyota Recalls More Takata Air Bags

The recall expansion, due to get under way in February, affects approximately 543,000 additional vehicles in the U.S.


International Car Rental Show Announces Keynote Address

In the keynote seminar “Car Rental and the Future of Mobility,” panelists will discuss the changing landscape of transportation and how they could affect the business model of car rental.


December Rates Down Slightly to End Volatile Year

December airport rate quotes were down $1.02 nationwide from a year ago. With year-to-year comparisons from down $6.11 in January to up to $5.48 in September, the last three months of 2016 were relatively stable.


Ford Announces Expansion of Ride-Sharing Service

Ford’s app-based, ride-sharing service Chariot will expand to eight cities this year, including at least one global city. Currently, the service operates in San Francisco and Austin.


Rental Risk Unit Mileage Falls 13%

In December, the average mileage on rental risk units sold (38,600 miles) was similar to recent months, but it was 13% lower than a year ago, according to Manheim. The Manheim Index for December finished at 124.9, a decline of 0.6% year-over-year.


Cadillac Unveils Luxury Vehicle Subscription Service

For a flat monthly fee, BOOK gives members access to Cadillac vehicles without the commitment of leasing, financing, or buying. BOOK will first launch in the New York metro area.


Enterprise Donates to Florida Food Bank

Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s $23,000 donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank is part of its Fill Your Tank program.


Carsharing Driver Crashes Car, Suspected of Drunken Driving

A renter of ReachNow crashed one of its BMW carsharing vehicles into a power pole in Seattle. Police suspect the driver of driving under the influence.


Latin American Meeting Returns to International Car Rental Show

Anunciando la reunión Latinoamericana is returning for its fourth year at the International Car Rental Show, taking place at Bally’s Las Vegas, March 27-29.


Rental Employees Sentenced for Stealing Customer Information

Former employees of Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the U.K. have been sentenced for conspiring to steal customer information that accident claims companies could use.


Sixt Adds 25 Franchise Locations in Saudi Arabia

By partnering with Saudi Arabia’s Auto World Rent a Car, Sixt will now offer its services to customers at 25 locations in Saudi Arabia.


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