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Avis Budget Group revealed that it will have more than 100,000 connected cars globally this year Avis Budget Group revealed that it will have more than 100,000 connected cars globally this year

Avis Group Brings Connected Cars to Europe

Avis Budget Group announced the addition of 6,000 Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles to its connected car rental fleet in Europe, with an additional 5,000 cars expected later this year.

These vehicles will operate across the company's Avis and Budget brands in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK as well as Maggiore brand in Italy.

Connected cars provide customers with an enhanced and more personalised experience, while generating operational and fleet management efficiencies for the company. Avis Budget Group expects all of its Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles to be connected by 2020.

"Leveraging the data from both connected cars and connected travellers enables us to achieve significant cost savings and margin improvements," said Mark Servodidio, president, International, Avis Budget Group.

Part of the company's commitment to reinventing the car rental experience is ensuring a seamless line of communication from the connected fleet to the Avis mobile app, for example, where travellers can access important information about their rental, change or upgrade their vehicle, locate their vehicle and more.