TechCrunch – BNA Car Rental: In the next few weeks, the company will launch its new ride-hailing service, UberX, and will also roll out BNA Cars, a platform for leasing cars through its own platform.
The company is launching these services as part of a wider effort to streamline its operations, including a major effort to acquire autonomous car startup Autopilot, according to sources.BNA Cars is a platform that provides a way for users to rent and manage their own autonomous vehicles.
It offers car rental and leasing, with the option to rent to the public for a fee, according, to a company blog post.
Brent C. Bales, the CEO of BNA, said BNA plans to expand BNA’s existing fleet of autonomous vehicles, and to offer other vehicles for hire as well.
BNA has been in the car rental business for over a decade, he wrote.
Bale said BNas first autonomous vehicle was the ZEV-1 and the first car that could actually drive itself, the Tesla Model S. BNAs latest vehicle is the BNA X. It will be available to rent at launch, and BNA is working on other autonomous vehicles and vehicle leasing services.
BNNaX will offer both car rental services and lease services, BNNas blog post stated.
“The BNA brand is all about delivering affordable, high-quality, and convenient car rental options to the most customers,” BNays CEO said.
BNA X and BNAS will allow our customers access to affordable, reliable, and dependably operated vehicles to keep pace with changing transportation needs, while enhancing the mobility of the communities where we operate.” “
BNA is committed to providing a high-performing, efficient and dependable vehicle rental service.
BNA X and BNAS will allow our customers access to affordable, reliable, and dependably operated vehicles to keep pace with changing transportation needs, while enhancing the mobility of the communities where we operate.”
Uber has said that it plans to launch a BNA service in the coming weeks.
The company has also acquired autonomous car company Otto, which will now be able to rent its vehicles from BNA.
In a recent blog post, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wrote that Uber plans to open its own fleet of self-driving cars in the next three years.
Kalanick also said that the company plans to build more self-drive fleets.
While Uber has yet to confirm the details of BNias new services, Kalanicks post indicated that it will be a part of the company’s future plans.
If all goes according to plan, Uber is expected to announce more details on its new autonomous vehicle offering in the near future.