February 26, 2007

Avis and Budget roll out Where2 GPS System in Canada

Parsippany, New Jersey – Customers of Avis and Budget car rental companies can now rent Where2, a fully portable Global Positioning System (GPS), at rental locations throughout Canada. The system is available at Avis airport rental locations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, St. Johns and Halifax, while Budget will feature the system at airport rental locations in Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax.

Avis and Budget now have the units available for rent at 386 locations throughout Canada and the U.S.

Beginning in the second quarter of 2007, Where2 will be the only GPS available for rent in Canada to feature real-time traffic updates of Canadian roadways, notifying drivers of traffic delays and offering alternative directions around the problem. The Where2 system features a simple user interface, Bluetooth hands-free calling capability, directions spoken in English, French and other languages, three-dimensional maps and a high-bright display. It gives drivers turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions to virtually any destination in Canada, the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The system is $9.95 per day or $49.75 per week; customers can reserve Where2 at AVIS.ca or Budget.com.

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