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UT Austin Students Create Ridesharing App, Pass 1K Rides

The app lets users request a ride a few days in advance, and pairs them with a driver, all of whom undergo background checks.

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Green Motion Debuts Keyless Entry System at International Car Rental Show

Green Motion's new Drive & Go service is fully integrated into its app, and once customers have pre-registered their information, they are able to select the Straight to Car service.

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Fox Rent A Car Expands FOXpress Mobile App

Fox launched FOXpress counter bypass services at their flagship location in Los Angeles to be able to observe user feedback and needs, ensuring the process was aligned to consumers and well-received.

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Huf Group Reveals Digital Access Mobile App

SixSense will allow rental customers to book, access, and complete rentals via a mobile app, expediting the rental process.

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Navotar Releases Chat Bot to Facilitate Rental Bookings

The Chat Bot eliminates a variety of inefficiencies that come with traditional methods of booking a car, while allowing rental companies to reach a larger market.

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Avis to Receive 10,000 Telematics Units

Avis has already installed I.D. Systems' Unified Telematics Platform in vehicles in over 50 locations as part of the Avis Car Rental mobile app.

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Women-Only Ride-Hailing App Launches in Toronto Despite Criticism

Before the launch, DriveHer's creator had to be represented by a human rights lawyer to convince city officials the app isn't discriminatory.

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Ride-Hailing App Careem Integrates with Google Maps

The service, which is currently available to users in the United Arab Emirates, will be rolled out across the other markets in the region in the coming weeks.

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Fetch Launches Peer-to-Peer Fleet Rental App

The company claims that by listing vehicles on Fetch, owners can earn as much as $1,500 per vehicle every month.

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SnappCar, Europcar Launch Drive & Share Solution

After a first successful pilot phase in France, Drive & Share solution is launching in Germany and Denmark, with Europcar Group as a significant investor.

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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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6 Takeaways from the 2018 International Car Rental Show

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Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

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