Europcar to roll out touchscreen technology at locations across Europe
From August, travellers arriving at Heathrow T5 will be able to use the new touchscreen, which features software designed especially by Europcar to give customers a virtual guide to their location, allowing users to draw routes, using highly detailed maps provided by search engine, Bing.
Europcar customers will be able to zoom in on locations, flip between screens and mark out a variety of points of interest, including hotels and museums, festivals, music venues and theme parks, all of which can be added to their itinerary.
For customers looking for particular attractions, the touchscreen also enables users to map out themed routes, for example a tour of vineyards, and send it direct to their smart phones or PDA using Bluetooth or wireless.
The Surface-tables are being rolled out across Europe as well as the Heathrow T5 station.
Danny Higgins, head of eCommerce at Europcar, said: 'We are constantly looking for ways of putting ourselves at the vanguard of the ultimate customer experience and this is just the start for Europcar embracing this exciting new technology. We pride ourselves on innovation and look forward to adding the Surface to our range of cutting-edge products and services that all go toward helping make people’s journeys as enjoyable as possible.'
In addition, Europcar has also introduced an iPhone and iPad App, allowing users to book a car hire and any additional equipment in real-time at the best available price and to locate their nearest hire station, wherever they are. The App is available now at http://itunes.com/app/europcar