Avis Teams Up With Ford To Expand Its Fleet Of Mobile Rentals

Avis Teams Up With Ford To Expand Its Fleet Of Mobile Rentals
Automotive

The rental service will expand its app-based connected car offering to include 35,000 Ford vehicles by the end of 2019, enabling on-demand rental for drivers as well as optimal fleet management

Ivanha Paz
  • 1 november 2018

Avis Budget Group, parent company of brands like Avis and Budget Car Rental, is working together with Ford Motor Company to make renting a car faster and more convenient. Through a new deal between the auto companies, Avis will have over 35,000 Ford cars as part of its ‘connected’ offering, allowing Avis customers to manage their entire rental experience through the Avis mobile app Avis mobile app.

In addition to letting customers rent a car, the app also shows useful data for fleet managers, such as fuel levels and condition status in real-time. Ford Commercial Solutions is also offering up its own connectivity technology, Ford Data Services, which according to a press release offers a simplified and efficient way for Avis Budget Group to connect vehicles, reducing typical downtime and device management efforts currently required.

To do this, Ford is using Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) from Autonomic, an open platform that securely manages information flow to and from vehicles’ embedded modems. By the end of 2018, more than 10,000 Ford vehicles will be connected, with the final tally reaching over 35,000 by 2019.

“With more than 100,000 connected vehicles in our Avis Budget Group fleet and growing, the relationship with Ford Commercial Solutions is a significant milestone in our commitment to achieve a fully connected fleet by 2020,” said Arthur Orduña, chief innovation officer, Avis Budget Group. “It allows us to expand our connected ecosystem and work with an organization that shares our mutual goal to push the boundaries of connectivity and innovation as we charge into a new era for mobility.”

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Avis Budget Group, parent company of brands like Avis and Budget Car Rental, is working together with Ford Motor Company to make renting a car faster and more convenient. Through a new deal between the auto companies, Avis will have over 35,000 Ford cars as part of its ‘connected’ offering, allowing Avis customers to manage their entire rental experience through the Avis mobile app Avis mobile app.

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