SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

The Hertz Corporation

November 18, 2010 15:47 ET

Connect by Hertz Enrolls at 16 Universities This Fall

PARK RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - November 18, 2010) - A year and a half ago, Connect by Hertz, The Hertz's Corporation's (NYSE: HTZ) global car sharing club, cruised onto college campuses and it's been expanding every since. Now in its "sophomore" year, Connect is proud to announce its car sharing services will be available at 16 new universities this fall semester. With this expansion, Connect by Hertz will have a presence on 42 campuses in 26 states across North America.

"Connect by Hertz is the perfect solution for students that live on campus and need access to mobility, which they can have at the click of a button," said Mark P. Frissora, CEO and Chairman of Hertz. "Based on the successful university partnerships forged to date, we anticipate our college network will continue to grow as demand continues for user-friendly, environmentally-sound and economical transportation options for the university community."

In February 2009, Ohio State University and Pepperdine University were the first schools to welcome Connect by Hertz to their campuses. 20 months, 33 universities and 4,500 members later, Connect by Hertz is poised to offer car sharing service to 9 additional schools from all corners of the country, including: Mount St. Mary's College (Los Angeles, CA); University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC); Whittier College (Whittier, CA); Minnesota State University (Mankato, MN); University of Redlands (Redlands, CA); Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH); Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA); SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY); and Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA).

Connect by Hertz members pay an hourly charge, must be 18 years or older, and have a valid driver's license with a good driving record for at least one year prior to joining. Faculty, staff, and students can take advantage of their membership and benefits from reciprocal membership at any Connect by Hertz city in the world, including New York, London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid.

Connect by Hertz employs the latest in technology to provide safe and superior customer service. Upon enrolling in Connect by Hertz, members receive a smart chip enabled Connect card, which gives them keyless entry to any car in the fleet that the member reserves. In the car, a hands-free audio kit connects members to a Member Care Center representative should they have questions, need assistance or need to extend their rental. The in-car technology also enables Connect by Hertz to "communicate" with the vehicle, enabling representatives to unlock, engage and locate vehicles. The technologically savvy cars are also equipped with iPod connectivity, NeverLost® in-car navigation systems and EZ Pass transponders.

For more information, visit or call Member Care Services at 877-654-4400.

About Connect by Hertz

Connect by Hertz, The Hertz Corporation's (NYSE: HTZ) global car sharing club, has more than 700 vehicles, 20,000 members and more than 200 locations worldwide, including corporate offices and universities. Connect by Hertz offers vehicles in the Personal, Social and Jet Set Collections; all are available for online reservation at competitive rates. All cars are equipped with Eileo® technology, and benefits covered by the hourly rate include gas, insurance, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, 24/7 roadside assistance, 24-hour Member Care Center communication, and 180 free miles per day. For more information, visit