U.K. Operator Plans Automated Rental Service

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tiger Telematics Inc. announced it will be supplying advanced telematic systems to easyCar UK Ltd., a European rental car company with plans to introduce an automated rental service.

Tiger's telematic system will be used to remotely monitor, mobilize and immobilize easyCar rental vehicles.

Tiger Telematics has offices in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as London. easyCar is a low-cost car rental service that sells 95% online. The company, which started trading April 2000, is expanding across Europe. "Employing the Tiger Telematics technology will allow easyCar to correctly identify the customer, remotely unlock the car and allow the driver to operate the vehicle, without having any staff on-site," said Chris Branagan, IT director of easyCar. "This will save us running costs, creating a competitive advantage for easyCar and allowing easyCar to pass the savings through to our customers."

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

6 Takeaways from the 2018 International Car Rental Show

Technological solutions are finally moving from reality to theory, peer-to-peer platforms are being redefined, China has the biggest room for growth, while Sixt’s U.S. aspirations have only just begun.

The Irony of Customer Service in the Digital Age

Sure, any company would jump at the chance to use technology to reduce labor costs. But it also comes with some big, red, flashing warning lights.

Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>