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Unlock your Hertz rental with your phone

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 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.

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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.