Enterprise Teaming With Microsoft on Connected Car Technology

Enterprise Holdings announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft to bring connected car technology to the company’s car rental, exotic vehicles and commercial truck rental fleets in the United States.

The car rental giant has already added the technology to hundreds of thousands of vehicles, with as many as 350,000 vehicles expected to be connected by the end of the year. The company plans to fully convert its U.S. fleet to connected vehicles over the next five years…

Enterprise Holdings believes connected car technology enhances the overall customer experience through streamlining tasks, including checking fuel levels, odometer readings and improving the check-in and checkout processes.

Through onboard sensors, connected cars have the technology to share specified vehicle information to Enterprise’s systems, which streamlines communications with connected vehicles from its Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) partners.