Avis Budget inks connected car deal with Toyota
NEWSBYTE: Car hire firm Avis Budget has announced a multi-year deal that will add 10,000 Toyota cars to its expanding fleet of connected vehicles.
Avis Budget said the services provided by Toyota’s connected car platform would give customers a more personalised experience, while the company would benefit from improved informatics, fleet management, and operational efficiency.
“As connected car technology continues to evolve in the auto industry, we are rapidly adapting our fleet and rolling this technology out to our locations,” said Arthur Orduña, executive VP and chief innovation officer, Avis Budget Group.
“These advancements further improve our fleet management capabilities, which enables us to provide Fleet Management as a Service (FMaaS), while also enhancing the customer experience with time savings and mobile app integration.
“We’re a step closer to a fully connected fleet and ultimately moving towards a new future for our business.”
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Avis Budget Group is aiming to operate a fully connected global fleet by 2020 and said it will have 100,000 fully connected cars in the US alone this year. As part of this effort, earlier this month, Avis Budget Group commenced installation of 50,000 Unified Telematics Platform (UTP) devices, provided by ID Systems, more than doubling its fleet of connected vehicles.