Today, Hertz Corp. and its fleet management subsidiary, Donlen, announced a new strategic partnership with Aptiv, a global technology company enabling the future of mobility. Aptiv, formerly named Delphi, has a large presence in Troy.
Hertz will assist with the operations and management of Aptiv’s Las Vegas autonomous vehicles. Aptiv’s technology powers safe and reliable automated vehicles, or AVs, in cities worldwide with Las Vegas serving as the initial North American commercial deployment market.
The two companies will execute a phased approach to develop standard operating procedures for mobility-related AV fleets. The initial program, scheduled to launch this fall, will further enhance and guide the implementation of similar programs in future markets.
“Our partnership with Hertz will allow us to operate and maintain autonomous fleets at scale — a critical element of the offering that our on-demand mobility customers will require,” says Glen De Vos, Aptiv’s chief technology officer and president, mobility and services group. “This relationship is an important step in the broader journey for Aptiv, within the self-driving technology space.”
Michael Fisher, senior vice president and chief digitization officer of Hertz, added, “Hertz continues to innovate and execute winning strategies in the evolving mobility landscape. We’re pleased to announce this partnership with Aptiv, a leader in the development of autonomous driving technology.
“This allows us to build on our expanding platform for managing AVs of the future while we leverage our expansive expertise and network managing our existing car rental and commercial fleets of more than 1 million vehicles.”