Avis Budget has announced that it is to integrate the next generation Unified Telematics Platform (UTP) solution from ID Systems in 50,000 of its vehicles effectively converting its fleet into connected vehicles.
The UTP device from ID Systems is easily installed in the Avis fleet by plugging it into the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port standard in all modern vehicles. ID Systems detects the electronic signature of the vehicle, configures the device to properly monitor and interact with the vehicle, and then provides operational data and pass-through controls back to enable the Avis mobile app.
Arthur Orduña, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Avis Budget Group said of the collaboration that:
“The integration of I.D. Systems’ UTP will accelerate our ability to meet our goal of a fully connected fleet by 2020. Connected cars offer us unparalleled potential to dramatically improve the customer experience while also streamlining operations and reducing costs, which is why we’re taking aggressive steps to fully connect our fleet as quickly as possible.”
Chris Wolfe, CEO of I.D. Systems added that:
“I.D. Systems has been working with Avis Budget Group to provide new, innovative solutions to meet their needs both today and into the future. We are pleased to deploy all 50,000 UTP devices under this multi-year agreement.”
About ID Systems
ID Systems is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, with subsidiaries in Texas, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The company is a global provider of wireless M2M solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets such as industrial vehicles, rental cars, trailers, containers, and cargo.