Zipcar to Supply Vehicles for Uber Drivers

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February 15, 2017
Unfixed Vehicle Recalls Increase 34% Year-Over-Year

Currently, more than 63 million vehicles with open, unrepaired recalls are in use across the U.S., according to Carfax. People in California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York have the most vehicles with open recalls.


Zipcar to Supply Vehicles for Uber Drivers

Launching first in Boston, Zipcar’s new program will provide Uber drivers the opportunity to rent its carsharing vehicles.


Hertz to Announce Q4, Full-Year Earnings

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will host a live webcast discussion of its 2016 fourth quarter and full-year financial results on Tuesday Feb. 28.





Avis Budget Extends Partnership With Travelport

Through the partnership, Avis Budget Group is able to showcase its vehicle inventory and ancillary products/services on Travelport’s travel commerce platform.



Pickups Show Lowest January Depreciation

Small and large pickups were among the top performing segments in January with a 1.1% depreciation rate among two- to six-year-old vehicles sold in auction lanes, according to Black Book.


GM’s Maven Carsharing Launches in Atlanta

GM’s Maven City carsharing program has expanded to Atlanta. Registered members will have access to 50 carsharing vehicles at more than 20 locations throughout the city.


Ford Invests $1B Toward 2021 Autonomous Vehicle

Ford will invest $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI, a startup focusing on artificial intelligence, to develop a software platform for a fully autonomous vehicle it plans to make available for ride hailing in 2021.


Rent Centric Powers All-Electric Carsharing Service

Rent Centric’s self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric vehicles via a mobile app.


Leslie Saunders Receives National Women of Distinction Award

Leslie Saunders, CEO and founder of Leslie Saunders Insurance Agency Inc., a provider of insurance services for the auto rental industry, has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Legacy of Leaders Award for Women of Distinction.


Upstate New York Passes New Ride-Hailing Bill

The bill will lower taxes on ride-hailing rides to 2% and will force transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to have their drivers undergo background checks.


Avis Budget Offers Visa Checkout for Online Payments

Avis Budget Group has announced the availability of Visa Checkout as a payment option for Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers.

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