Bidvest launches mobile app

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Bidvest Car Rental has introduced South Africa’s first keyless car rental fleet, with the launch of its app Snappdrive.

The app allows users to locate their car via their phone’s built-in GPS, as well as unlock and start their vehicles without a physical key. Once customers have found their vehicle, they press the ‘unlock’ button on the app and press the ‘start’ button to start the engine.

Snappdrive, available in Apple’s App store and Google Play store, is being rolled out in two phases. For the first phase, the product will be available only to Bidvest’s car rental corporate customers and deployed in a separate vehicle group at the four major South African airports – ORTIA, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and King Shaka.

Phase two will be introduced to premium vehicle groups and other markets with some value-add functionality, with the date still to be announced.