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JUST THE FACTS

Senses of Direction

March 30, 1997

Punch in a destination and let your in-car Global Positioning Satellite system tell you how to get there. GPS is in more and more rental cars, as is a voice-activated system that reaches the same goal. Which firm has which system:

COMPANY: Avis, (800) 331-1212

SYSTEM: GPS

CARS: Oldsmobile Eighty-eight, Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, Cadillac

PRICE PER DAY: $5

*

COMPANY: Avis Europe, (800) 3311084

SYSTEM: GPS

CARS: Mercedes S320

PRICE PER DAY: Free

*

COMPANY: Budget, (800) 527-0700

SYSTEM: Voice-activated

CARS: Ford Crown Victoria

PRICE PER DAY: Free

*

COMPANY: Hertz, (800) 654-3131

SYSTEM: GPS

CARS: Ford Contour, Ford Taurus, Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Ford Explorer

PRICE PER DAY: $6

*

COMPANY: National, (800) CAR-RENT

SYSTEM: GPS

CARS: Cadillac

PRICE PER DAY: Free

*Note: Systems are available only in certain locations. Contact the rental car company for more information.

Source: Travel Agent magazine

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