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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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Mobility 2050: A Path for Car Rental

Here's what the future of autonomous vehicles may look like and how transportation markets are evolving along the way.

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Bidvest Unveils Keyless Rental App

South Africa-based Bidvest Car Rental has introduced its Snappdrive app that allows users to handle the entire rental process on a smartphone.

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Daimler Introduces Mercedes Pay Mobile App

The German company will be implementing the mobile payment service for its divisions such as car2go and mytaxi.

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ZoomCar to Switch Exclusively to Peer-to-Peer

ZoomCar, an India-based self-drive rental service, will be selling its fleet of cars to push its associate program, ZAP.

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Renault's Finance Group Purchases Karhoo Ride-Hailing

The ride-hailing service, which stopped service in November after running out of money, plans on relaunching its services later this year.

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Avis Now App Introduced in Australia

Avis Now has launched at several Avis locations in Australia, allowing one-touch car rental.

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Carsharing Service Launches in Bangkok

Haupcar, a startup company in Thailand, has brought short-term car rental to Bangkok with its carsharing app.

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Top 10 Auto Rental News Articles of 2016

The top 10 Auto Rental News feature articles of 2016 covered several topics including how new legislation will affect the car rental industry, franchising, corporate sales, and sustainability efforts.

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Daimler Debuts Peer-to-Peer Carsharing App

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler has launched Croove, a peer-to-peer carsharing platform, as a pilot program in Munich, Germany.

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ReachNow Expands Service in Seattle and Portland

The carsharing app has increased its fleet to cover more areas of Portland and all of Seattle.

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Getaround Partners With CityCarshare

The partnership will add more than 200 vehicles to San Francisco-based Getaround’s fleet and City CarShare members will now arrange rentals through Getaround’s app.

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Avis Budget, Didi Chuxing Establish Global Partnership

Through this partnership, Avis Budget Group and Didi Chuxing will coordinate product, technology, and local marketing resources to provide Didi Chuxing's registered users with car rental service in approximately 175 countries.

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Turo Expands Platform to Include Independent Rental Companies

Turo, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace, has expanded its services to include independent car rental companies. Rental companies can use their own commercial insurance policy.

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Q&A: How Paper Documentation Can Hurt a Rental Company’s Bottom Line

Record360’s Shane Skinner explains the hidden costs of damage documentation by paper and how digital documentation can decrease damage costs by 60%.

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BMW’s ReachNow Adds 150 Cars to Seattle Fleet

After launching two and a half months ago, BMW’s ReachNow carsharing service has expanded its Home Area in Seattle and has added 150 MINI Clubman vehicles to its fleet.

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