Avis and Budget Hawaii GPS Navigation System

Avis and Budget Car Rentals offer Where2 GPS Navigation by Garmin



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Garmin StreetPilot Where2 GPS Navigation

How about renting a GPS Navigation System with your rental car?

Avis Budget where2 GPS Navigation by GarminGPS units take the stress out of vacation travel. This innovative device offers turn-by-turn directions, helping you navigate Hawaii’s many streets. If you’re not from Hawaii, you may find street names difficult to pronounce, much less find on a map. Use your GPS to navigate these roads for you, taking the hassle out of your holiday road trips. The result is a more relaxing vacation, and more opportunities to visit out of the way destinations, like secluded beaches and waterfalls, not to mention finding your way back to your vacation rental or back to the airport when you depart Hawaii. Check out Avis Budget GPS Navigation options and Prices

Both AVIS and Budget offer the Garmin Where2 GPS Navigation System upgrades to their rentals. These convenient devices are user-friendly and preloaded with maps of all the islands. No matter where your Hawaiian adventure takes you, a GPS unit ensures you’ll get there and get there on time.

When travel takes you someplace new, there's no time to play hunt and seek. With Where2 GPS Navigation you can look up addresses, hotels and attractions all at the touch of the screen.

Choose your destination and the Where2 does the rest, routing you there with clear, turn-by-turn directions that announce streets by name. It gets even easier with the hands-free calling feature when paired with phones with *Bluetooth capabilities.

Plus real-time traffic alerts to help you avoid jams! *Bluetooth capabilities and real-time traffic alerts not available in Australia and New Zealand.


AVIS AND BUDGET INTRODUCE WHERE2 GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM

State-of-the-Art GPS Navigators Being Supplied by Garmin ®

Parsippany, NJ Jul 17, 2006 - Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC today announced that Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car will begin offering Where2 - a Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation system built by Garmin, a leader in GPS navigation - in 125 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Based on Garmin's popular new StreetPilot c550, Where2 offers Avis and Budget customers an array of navigation features - like a simple user interface, real-time traffic alerts, Bluetooth hands-free calling capability, multiple language and gender voice guidance with spoken street names, 3-dimensional maps, a high-bright display, a high sensitivity GPS receiver, MP3 compatibility and much more. The unit is fully portable and can be used in any Avis or Budget vehicle.

"We're pleased to be offering our customers a GPS system that is superior to any other system available in a car rental today," said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing at Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC, parent of Avis and Budget. "Our customers told us what they wanted and will really benefit from the array of technology features and the ease of use that Where2 brings to the industry. This makes asking for directions a thing of the past."

"The new Avis and Budget Where2 has virtually every feature and convenience that a traveler could want," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president of marketing. "Business travelers and family vacationers alike will find simplicity, safety, and serious utility in the Where2 navigator."

Motorists who have never experienced GPS navigation will quickly master the device's intuitive menus. Where2 gives drivers turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions to virtually any destination in the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico, all on a bright and easy-to-read touch screen display. Pre-loaded road maps of the entire U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico include addresses and nearly six million points of interest - including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATM's, and tourist attractions. Where2 also has a text-to-speech feature available in 20 text languages with 36 voice options that speaks the name of the next turn ("turn right on Main Street") instead of simply calling out distances ("turn right in 500 feet") - particularly useful on busy and unfamiliar roadways.

To help ensure travelers make those important appointments on time, Where2 notifies drivers of upcoming traffic snarls, construction tie-ups, and weather delays (where available) and automatically suggests time-saving routes. Traffic information is provided by Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network and is available in nearly 50 cities across the United States.

For added safety and convenience, Where2 also features Bluetooth wireless capability with an integrated microphone and dual speakers that allow users to place hands-free mobile phone calls when connected to a compatible Bluetooth phone. Customers may also retrieve and dial numbers from their phone's personal contact list, from the handset's call history log or from the Where2 navigator's huge points of interest database.

Where2 is also programmed with all Avis and Budget locations as well as Avis and Budget reservation and roadside assistance contact information, airline contact information for 250 carriers worldwide, and a unique guide to nearby AM/FM radio stations.

Equipped with a new high-sensitivity GPS receiver, Where2 acquires a GPS signal quickly and is capable of maintaining a signal even in "urban canyons" created by city skyscrapers.

Where2 will be available beginning in August. Pricing begins at $9.95 per day or $49.95 per week. Avis customers can reserve Where2 via the company's website, by calling 1-888-777-AVIS or contacting a local travel professional. Budget customers can reserve the GPS system at participating car rental locations, by calling 1-800-527-0700, or contacting a local travel professional.


About Avis Budget Car Rental

Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC (formerly Cendant Car Rental Group), a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), is the largest car rental company serving North America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Through its subsidiaries and franchisees, the company operates the Avis Rent A Car system, the industry leader in customer service, and the Budget Rent A Car system, the leading value-oriented rental car brand. For more information about Avis and Budget, visit their websites.

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and StreetPilot are registered trademarks, and c550 is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Anticipated product availability dates are based on management's current expectations and are not guaranteed.

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on forward-looking statements

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. All statements regarding the company's future product introductions and expected product availability dates are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin's Form 10-K can be downloaded at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Where2 Features:

  • Audible turn-by-turn directions, spoken to the driver in a choice of more than 20 languages
  • Real-time traffic and construction conditions*
  • Estimated arrival time updated as you drive
  • Detours and alternate routes
  • Points of interest
  • Bluetooth Handsfree-compatible
  • Easy to operate
  • Languages Available
    • Female Gender: American English, Australian English, British English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, European Spanish, Americas Spanish, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Australian English, Canadian French, Norwegian, Swedish
    • Male Gender: British English, American English, Canadian French, Americas Spanish, European French, German
  • *Real-time traffic and construction conditions feature is not available in Canada.

See how easy and safe navigation can be.

  • Audible turn-by-turn directions
  • Bright, easy-to-read touch screen
  • High Quality 3-D graphics
  • Dual integrated speakers

Get more out of your trip with information you can use!

  • Discover points of interest along the way
  • Know approximately what time you'll arrive
  • Avoid heavy traffic
  • Find detours, alternate routes and back-track directions
  • Know your average speed and mileage

NEW myWhere2 ™ Online Trip Planning– Exclusively for Avis!

  • Plan your trip in advance
  • Quick and easy setup
  • Save addresses from ANYWHERE on the web
  • Use our database for maps and directions
  • Find what's happening with our local events lookup widgets
  • Get city information from restaurants to eat in - to museums to visit

Make hands-free Bluetooth-ready calls.

  • Retrieve and dial numbers from your personal phone book
  • Tap screen to answer
  • Built-in microphone
  • Languages Available

Languages Available:

  • Female Gender: American English, Australian English, British English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, European Spanish, Americas Spanish, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Australian English, Canadian French, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Male Gender: British English, American English, Canadian French, Americas Spanish, European French, German

Terms & Conditions

  • Rates starting at $9.95 per day (Hawaii Only). (Exceptions apply, rates may change without notice).
  • Available at participating locations.
  • Minimum age is 25 but may vary by location, under 25 age surcharges may apply at certain locations.
  • Reliability of directions subject to timing of software implementation as well as that of which has been provided by the maker of the installed maps.
  • I (renter) acknowledge that the rental vehicle may be equipped with where2 which utilizes global positioning satellites. I acknowledge that where2 may be limited by atmospheric or topographical conditions. I further acknowledge that where2 may be rendered inoperative if where2 is tampered with or destroyed and or damaged in an accident or if the satellite systems are obstructed and inoperative.
  • Customer is responsible for all costs in the event of lost, stolen or damaged where2 unit and all of its components.
  • Renter agrees to release and hold Avis harmless for any where2 failures.
GPS Navigation by Garmin - AVIS / Budget Hawaii Where2 Where2 GPS Satellite Navigation
  • Corporate Discount Rates
  • No Travel Agent Fees
  • No Pre-Payment
  • No Booking Fee
  • Cancel Anytime
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