Mobility Lab to fuel innovation for Avis Budget Group globally with implications for smart city integration
PARSIPPANY, N.J., November 30, 2017 — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) today
announced the launch of its first-ever “Mobility Lab” that serves as a test bed for fully
connected vehicles and operations in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area.
Avis Budget Group’s Mobility Lab comprises more than 20 Avis Car Rental locations, including
Kansas City International Airport and Nebraska’s Eppley Airfield and Lincoln Airport, and
features a fleet of 5,000 connected cars. This connectivity allows for seamless communication
with the Company’s fleet management platform and the Avis mobile app. The Mobility Lab
also positions the Company to collaborate with municipalities around the globe as they move
forward with Smart City initiatives.
“Our Mobility Lab in the greater Kansas City area extends our next-generation mobility
initiatives,” said Larry De Shon, president and chief executive officer, Avis Budget Group.
“The steps we’re taking with connected car and smart technologies will increase customer
satisfaction as well as reduce operational costs in the near term, while also preparing us to
meet the evolving needs of consumers, entrepreneurs, corporations and governments, like the
City of Kansas City, a recognized global leader for its Smart City advancements.”
Please see the full press briefing attached.
Contact: Alice Pereira
001 (973) 496-3916
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