Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car, today announced that its Global Position System (GPS) navigation system, where2(R), recently surpassed two million transactions from Avis and Budget customers since its launch in 2006. This represents more than six million rental days of use.
Manufactured by Garmin(R), where2 has proven to be very popular with both business and leisure travelers. Avis business renters find that the portable units help them avoid traffic delays and thus gain more free time to get work done or catch an earlier flight home. Budget customers benefit from having the latest state-of-the-art navigation system when on vacation to avoid getting lost, while also enjoying the savings from Budget’s low rates and high-quality vehicles.
Larry De Shon, Executive Vice President of Operations for Avis Budget Group said, “where2 is another example of Avis’ long-standing tradition of offering technological innovations that enhance our customers’ rental experience, backed by our world-renowned ‘We Try Harder’ service. At Budget, offering the most advanced technology in low-priced rental cars exemplifies the great value that Budget customers demand. We’re pleased with the success of where2 and look forward to serving customers’ car rental and GPS needs in the future.”
Building on this success, Avis Budget Group is rolling out a new version of where2 based on Garmin’s nuvi 780. The new unit, designed to help Avis and Budget customers better navigate the streets of their travel destinations and avoid unnecessary delays, features a simple user interface, a large-high-brightness display screen, turn-by-turn directions in more than 40 languages, three-dimensional maps, Bluetooth hands-free calling capability, MP3 audio playback capability and added services such as traffic alerts, weather reports, stock and news update, Amber Alerts, and movie listings provided by MSN Direct.
where2 is available in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia.