Hertz has introduced new technology to its Hertz 24/7 cars in Australia, allowing members in Sydney and the Gold Coast to use their mobile phones to unlock a range of vehicles.
Hertz 24/7 is an all-inclusive, self-service car sharing scheme where users can rent by the hour or by the day – a new mobility solution that combines the best of car sharing with car rental and the latest on-demand technology
The cutting-edge Hertz 24/7 PinPads remove the need for membership cards or keyfobs, allowing registered customers to book and unlock cars using just their mobile phones and the Hertz 24/7 app. The PinPads are also equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, so the car can be unlocked simply with an enabled mobile device.
These innovations are particularly popular with corporate renters looking for a flexible, more sustainable and cost-effective alternative to taxis or other solutions such as grey fleet. In Australia, companies such as Channel 9 are also experiencing the benefits of exclusive-use Hertz 24/7 pool cars, as well as many others around the world.
Hertz 24/7 is an hourly or daily, all-inclusive*, car rental service. Cars are parked locally in neighbourhood streets and hourly rates include unlimited kilometres. Prices start from just $9.90 an hour for economy vehicles and range up to $14.90 an hour for prestige vehicles including convertible Mini Coopers and BMW 118i turbo-charged sports hatchbacks.
Creating a Hertz 24/7 profile is completely free andHertzHer provides access to vehicles in all locations where Hertz 24/7 operates, including Sydney and Gold Coast as well as London, New York, Berlin and Paris, making this service a great option for business and frequent travellers.
“Carsharing is increasingly popular as a cost-effective and convenient option for companies and individuals as it removes all cost of car ownership – from maintenance to running costs. With our new turbo-charged, sporty European BMWs and VWs in Sydney, we offer a stylish alternative to car ownership or taxis.”
Greg Giraud, Hertz 24/7 Australian general manager
Hertz 24/7 vehicles can be booked online, via the Hertz 24/7 app or by phone. To unlock the cars customers have to enter the six-digit code they will receive by SMS prior to the collection time on the PinPad. With NFC, users of selected Android and iPhone 6 devices can use their mobile phones to access vehicles.
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