The Hertz Corporation has announced that it will provide management and operational services for autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas.
Hertz and its fleet management subsidiary, Donlen, announced a new strategic partnership with Aptiv, to enable the future of mobility.
Hertz will assist with the operations and management of Aptiv’s Las Vegas autonomous vehicles (AVs).
Aptiv’s technology powers safe and reliable AVs in cities worldwide with Las Vegas serving as the initial North American commercial deployment market.
The two companies will execute a phased approach to develop standard operating procedures for mobility-related AV fleets.
The initial program, scheduled to launch this autumn, will further enhance and guide the implementation of similar programs in future markets.
Aptiv's chief technology officer and president, mobility and services group, Glen De Vos said: “Our partnership with Hertz will allow us to operate and maintain autonomous fleets at scale—a critical element of the offering that our on-demand mobility customers will require,”
“This relationship is an important step in the broader journey for Aptiv, within the self-driving technology space.”
Hertz’s senior vice president and chief digitization officer Michael Fisher (pictured) said: “Hertz continues to innovate and execute winning strategies in the evolving mobility landscape.
"We’re pleased to announce this partnership with Aptiv, a leader in the development of autonomous driving technology.
“This allows us to build on our expanding platform for managing AVs of the future while we leverage our expansive expertise and network managing our existing car rental and commercial fleets of more than one million vehicles.”