Globe Car Rental's location at EVO Residence in downtown Montreal. This is one of Globe's kiosk locations, with more to come in 2016. Photo courtesy of Globe Car Rental.
Globe Car Rental, a Montreal-based car and truck rental company, has rolled out its interactive car rental kiosks at a new location in Montreal.
In partnership with EVO Montreal Residences, Globe’s location is near Montreal’s McGill University, which has 40,000 enrolled students and 8,000 employees. EVO offers long-term student residences with amenities like a pool, gym and Wi-Fi.
“Globe stand-alone kiosk locations success will depend on triple A, high traffic locations frequented by student and their visiting family/friends,” said Husam Hatahet, Globe Car Rental’s co-founder and vice president of sales. “We are giving the millennials what they want close to home. Our target markets are young students who need to run errands or a group of friends on a road trip hitting the ski-hills and other shared outings ...”
Globe’s kiosks offer convenience to both students and businesses in the surrounding area. Unlike other local car rental agencies, the kiosks are open seven days a week until 9 p.m. nightly, says the company.
The Globe kiosk employs interactive video streaming technology in which a live agent walks the client through the complete car rental process.
By scanning the driver’s license, the kiosk populates the data in seconds and then accepts credit card payments. The kiosk then prints the agreement, including the condition report, and issues a garage exit pass if necessary. The kiosk is designed to complete the transaction within five minutes, whether the client already has a reservation or is starting from scratch.
Globe has built an electronic key dispenser from which customers can retrieve their keys just like a vending machine. Upon return, clients park the car, drop the keys in a separate secure drop box and walk away.
For more information on Globe Car Rental, visit www.GlobeCar.com.