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Argentina Welcomes Country's First Carsharing Service

The app-based carsharing company has plans to serve downtown Buenos Aires later this year.

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Hertz Partners with SpotHero for Mobile Parking Reservations

Hertz customers will be able to book parking in over 50 cities across North America through the Hertz mobile app.

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What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

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Skurt Bought by Vehicle-Subscription App, Fair

Skurt's platform enables the digital initiation and monitoring of customer car deliveries from a central dashboard.

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Advantage Rent A Car Launches Mobile App

The app enables customers to select and reserve vehicles from Advantage Rent A Car's fleet, access Advantage Awards, contact customer support, and more.

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Ryde Inc. Launches Luxury Rental App

The Ryde app, available on Apple and Android devices, allows users to rent from a selection of luxury vehicles by day or night.

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Roadie and Fetch Launch Truck-Rental Program in Atlanta

For drivers with smaller vehicles, the new partnership gives them the opportunity to make more money delivering oversized items or multiple Gigs at once.

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How to Capture Millennial Renters

Millennials will one day constitute your largest customer base. Reaching them entails a diversified product offering, social interaction, streamlining the rental process, and marketing the experience.

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Ford Partners With Lyft to Test Self-Driving Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. will be working with Lyft to eventually deploy its self-driving vehicles on the ride-hailing company’s platform.

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Avis Updates Loyalty Program

Now, Avis Preferred Points can be used for rental days starting at 700 points with no blackout dates. Accessories, such as GPS units, SiriusXM, and child safety seats, are now available for 250 points per day.

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Silvercar to Launch in Seattle, Orlando

Silvercar plans to bring its car rental service to Seattle on July 31 and Orlando on Aug. 28. Additionally, the company will be updating its fleet of Audi A4s to include 2017 and 2018 models.

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Daimler’s Carsharing Platform Launches in Berlin

Four months after the launch of a pilot program in Munich, Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler’s peer-to-peer carsharing platform Croove is now being rolled out in Berlin.

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Ride-Hailing Services Add Traffic to Denver Roads

According to a University of Colorado study, about 34% of people would have taken transit, biked, or walked if they hadn’t used ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft. Passengers in Denver, Boulder, and various nearby suburbs were surveyed for four months.

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Rent Centric Powers Hertz St. Barts’ Carsharing Service

Using Rent Centric’s app-based, self-service carsharing platform, the Hertz licensee on the Caribbean island of St. Barts allows customers to access the rental vehicles through an app.

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Audi Acquires Silvercar

The Audi board today announced it intends to acquire Silvercar Inc., a shared mobility company that offers car rental services, to expand its digital mobility solutions and services.

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GM’s Maven Introduces Monthly Carsharing Service

Maven, General Motors’ mobility brand, has launched a new monthly service, Maven Reserve, in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Members pay a monthly fee to reserve a GM vehicle for 28 days.

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International Car Rental Show’s Mobile App Returns

In lieu of a printed event guide, the 2017 International Car Rental Show will be bringing back its mobile app, which includes the entire show program.

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Skurt Raises $10M in Funding

Skurt, a transportation service that delivers rental cars, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Upfront Ventures.

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Turo Adds Data Management Software to App

Turo, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace, will be using Yhat’s ScienceOps software to power its car rental app. The software will provide data-driven pricing and vehicle recommendations to people listing and renting cars via the app.

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Avis Expands App Capabilities at Australian Franchises

Travelers renting cars at airports across Australia can now use their smartphones when renting a vehicle from Avis Car Rental.

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What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Should Peer-to-Peer Renters Pay Airport Car Rental Fees?

The question is central to the City of San Francisco’s lawsuit against Turo for operating without a permit at San Francisco International Airport.

Hard Times Ahead for the Compact SUV Segment?

The hottest segment today is facing a glut of models and volume in tomorrow’s wholesale market.

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