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Turo Brings Peer-to-Peer Carsharing to Canada

Peer-to-peer carsharing service Turo has launched in Canada. This is the company’s first expansion outside the U.S.

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Instacar Releases Digital Platform

The car rental company’s technology-driven services provide members with the option to reserve rentals via a mobile app.

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Chevrolet Sonic, Trax, and Spark Cars Recalled

The recall covers more than 317,500 Chevrolet subcompact cars and compact SUVs that are equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio.

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Google Hiring Self-Driving Car Operators

Google is looking for "vehicle safety specialists" for $20 per hour in Arizona to sit behind the wheel of its self-driving cars and take over at a moment's notice.

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Jucy Carves a Niche in U.S.

Campervan rentals are growing based on strong word-of-mouth from outdoorsy millennials and an expat rental company from New Zealand.

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BMW’s ReachNow Tops 13K Members in First Month

Since its launch one month ago in Seattle, BMW Group’s carsharing service ReachNow has more than 13,000 people registered for the service. BMW Group has named ReachNow's executive team.

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car2go to Offer Cross-Jurisdictional Access in Virginia, D.C.

Effective May 26, car2go members can start trips in Arlington, Va., and legally end them in Washington, D.C., and vice versa. Prior to cross-jurisdictional access, users had to start and end trips in the same jurisdiction.

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North America, Europe Top Destinations Booked in Q1

According to Sojern’s Q1 Global Travel Insights Report, the top 10 booked destinations were: Canada, the U.S., Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

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Risk Unit Prices Dip 7.5% in Q1

Wholesale used vehicle prices inched up in April after starting the year with three consecutive monthly declines, according to the Manheim Index. The average auction price for rental risk units was down 7.5% from a year ago.

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Rent Centric Launches Apple Watch Integration

Rent Centric, a provider of car rental management software, now offers Apple Watch integration that allows renters to locate their vehicle, lock and unlock their vehicle, and monitor fuel levels — all from their wrists.

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