Avis Budget Group and Continental today have expanded their partnership. Under the enhanced collaboration, Avis Budget Group will boost its fleet of connected cars in Europe and in the United States by equipping 50,000 vehicles with Continental’s enhanced Key as a Service (KaaS) technology – 25,000 of which will be in Europe.
KaaS solution allows for two-way data communication between a vehicle and Avis Budget Group’s cloud-based system and its Avis mobile app. It eliminates the need for physical car keys and enables customers to use the mobile app to unlock the car and start the engine. It also offers scalability across car manufacturers, vehicle models and regions and quicker time to market with no circuitry changes or modifications in the vehicle architecture. It includes services and hardware.
Avis expects that this move will empower its customers to manage their entire rental experience through the recently mobile app.
Source: Press Release