French Carsharing Drivy Raises $35M in Funding

French peer-to-peer carsharing service Drivy has closed a $35.2M round of funding, which was led by Cathay Innovation and Nokia Growth Partners.

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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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Paths to Corporate Sustainability

In a new era of sustainable business practices, the three largest car rental companies share guiding principles and best practices that make both environmental and economic sense.

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'Going Green' to Save Green

From paper and energy reduction plans to solar power, car rental operators are conserving resources and also benefitting their bottom line.

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International Car Rental Show Addresses Industry Hot Topics

Designed for the car rental industry worldwide, the 21st annual International Car Rental Show tackled issues such as the recently passed recall legislation, national security, and global expansion.

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Creating an Eco-Friendly Car Wash

When looking for a more sustainable way to wash cars, consider making modifications such as washing cars less frequently, cleaning cars off-site at a local car wash, or installing an on-site wash that regulates or recycles the water.

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Assessing the Impact of Changes to Overtime Rules in 2016

In addition to an increased number of recent wage and hour filings in federal court, the Department of Labor is proposing a dramatic revamping of the "white collar" exemptions test. Are you prepared?

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In the new mobility eco-system, goods, services, and people still need to be moved — the hard part will be figuring out how and where fleets will take advantage.

$3 Weekly Car Rental Rates are Unsustainable

Better technology, education, transparency, and a way to show the correlation between price and customer service are needed.

A Seminal Moment for the Global Car Rental Industry

The 2016 International Car Rental Show convened the first meeting of association directors from around the world that represented an important step to communication, problem-solving, and idea-sharing between the groups.

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