Sixt has become the first mobility company in Europe to digitalise the entire car rental process.
Through Sixt rent, the Sixt app becomes a digital counter.
Already today, customers can select their vehicle digitally at top airports in Germany up to 30 minutes before the start of the rental period, go to the car park without making a detour to the counter and open the vehicle directly via the Sixt app.
In 2019, this service is to be gradually expanded to other airports in Europe and the USA as well as selected locations in urban areas.
Erich Sixt, chief executive of Sixt, explained: “No one meets customer wishes as radically as Sixt.
“With the digital key on the smartphone, we revolutionise the rental process and give our customers more time.
“With Sixt rent, Sixt is once again outperforming its competitors.”
As the market leader in the car rental sector in Germany, with approximately 240,000 vehicles worldwide, Sixt has the perfect starting point for the integration of further products.
In addition, Sixt plans to consistently expand its network of more than 2,200 stations worldwide.
Alexander Sixt, chief strategy officer of Sixt, added: “Car rental is and will remain a growth engine, especially at airports and in our growth market, the USA.
“We continue to see great potential in our core business.
“For this reason, we are investing in connecting our vehicles with our own internet of things platform.
“In the future, this technology will allow us to park cars, for example, in hotel parking lots.
“This allows us to get even closer to the customer and to finally bridge the gap to stationary car sharing.
“By doing so, Sixt will offer car sharing in the medium-term at a minimum of 500 locations in Germany and at more than 2,200 locations worldwide.”