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Avis Rent A Car To Roll Out Motorola Navigation System Nationwide

By | July 28, 2003

      Avis Rent A Car System and Motorola [NYSE: MOT] have signed a contract that will make the “Avis Assist” phone-based navigation system available in up to 50 cities across the United States and Canada. Avis Assist, developed by Motorola, allows Avis customers to rent a Motorola phone with a location-based navigation service that ‘talks them through’ directions to a destination, broadcasting street names and maneuvers along the way.

      With the use of a speaker phone, Avis Assist enables Avis renters to receive spoken turn-by-turn driving directions on a Motorola i88s phone with onboard assisted global positioning system (GPS) capabilities over the Nextel Communications [Nasdaq: NXTL] network. The customer connects with the call center via speed dialing and provides the representative with a destination address or requests a directory search for a point of interest in the area.

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