You could say the all-new Maverick’s hybrid engine, unibody frame, and 4.5-foot bed make it a niche truck. But in the post-pandemic era of efficiencies and economics, fleets must apply a Swiss Army knife-like approach to job applications.
With cumbersome aftermarket device installations and lack of integration with car rental software, telematics hasn’t been easy for car rental. RentalMatic’s Thomas Brady outlines how and where this is changing.
The answers will dictate site design, energy management considerations, software needs, home charging requirements, and fleet policy updates. Without the proper attention, fleet operators face ballooning and unexpected costs.
Pat Notti, VP of Getaround’s Marketplace and Operations, answers questions on the Power Host Program, including how hosts are managing parking, insurance, vehicle supply, and the depreciation curve, as well as the attributes that make a successful power host.
From new legislative EV incentives to state and local mandates that will affect the car rental industry, operators need to start developing an electrification strategy. Operational and legal issues surrounding charging, tracking of rental cars, and data privacy must be considered.
The virtual conference presented deep dives on how data is fostering intelligent fleets. The seminars, panel discussions, and networking sessions covered connected cars, electrification suitability, OEM-embedded modems, telematics market trends, the rise of third-party data integrators, the migration to 5G, and video telematics.
Car rental operators who take advantage of new opportunities to mitigate wait times, expand payment types, create mobile workflows, and harness data will have a better chance to prevail in the post-pandemic world.