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February 14, 2018
Avis Budget Group Announces 50,000 Connected Cars

The Avis Car Rental mobile app interacts with connected cars, allowing renters to manage their entire rental experience from their smartphone.


Bandago Owner Tracks Stolen Rental Van, Working to Rewrite Calif. Rental Laws

After spotting a van stolen from his rental company, Bandango Van Rentals CEO Sharky Laguana tracked and reclaimed the vehicle. Now, he's hoping to make it easier for other rental operators to reclaim their stolen property.



Political Pundit Stu Rothenberg to Speak at 2018 International Car Rental Show

Rothenberg, one of the nation’s preeminent political analysts of the last three decades, will share his D.C. insider’s perspective as part of the American Car Rental Association’s general seminar.


Adesa-AFC Parent Acquires Stratim

KAR Auction Services acquires mobility and fleet management software company Stratim, expanding the company's presence in on-demand carsharing and ride-hailing services.


Vehicle Dependability Improves 9%: J.D. Power

Buick and Lexus ranked highest in overall vehicle dependability, which improved 9% overall in the past year, according to J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study. Fleets using a three-year replacement model may benefit from higher resale prices.


HyreCar Launches in New York

The carsharing platform currently operates in 29 states across the country.


Maui County Proposes Car Rental Tax to Fund Construction Projects

The tax would add $4.50 to the existing rental fee of $3 per vehicle, per day.


Feds Set Self-Driving Vehicle Summit to Gather Data

The U.S. Transportation Department will hold a summit on March 1 to identify priority federal and non-federal activities that can accelerate the safe roll-out of autonomous vehicles.

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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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