Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hertz Launches NeverLost Companion App

hnc_companion02Hertz and Navigation Solutions have announced the launch of an app to complement their NeverLost GPS Navigation System. The new app, NeverLost Companion, is a travel app designed to seamlessly integrate with their GPS systems and provide travel information and POIs and events or more than 40 cities in the U.S.

The app is run through your Android or iOS smartphone. When you open the app, you can pick a city and then browse through popular locations, local events, sports venues, parks, neighborhood details, tour information and more. You can share your trip with Facebook/Twitter integration and save your favorite locations and cities to get back to them quickly when you travel. Once you have discovered new places, you can then sync the app to your Hertz NeverLost GPS Navigation System and get instant directions there.

“We’re very excited to introduce the new NeverLost Companion app to Hertz customers and travelers everywhere,” said Graham Weedon, Navigation Solutions Director of Public Relations and Communications. “In developing this app, we wanted to give travelers a simple, mobile way to research, explore and plan trips. Companion grew to be a personalized trip planner and more, inevitably becoming a game-changer among current navigational apps. We look forward to travelers experiencing Companion first-hand.”

Of course, this is really only useful if you have Hertz’s GPS navigation in your vehicle. But I expect it would make renting a car from Hertz a little more lucrative if you could just download an app and have instant access to not only routes and turn-by-turn instructions in unfamiliar cities but also a list of fun things to do and places to visit right at your fingertips.

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