Expedia said Thursday it is considering allowing its car rental service to jump a vehicle and then bring a passenger into the car for a quick drive.
The move comes amid a backlash over a recent incident in which a car rental company crashed into a utility pole in California.
Expedia has since expanded its car rentals to include private car rentals.
The company said it will make a decision in the coming weeks.
“Our customers love to use Expedia, and we are committed to helping them get the best value for their money,” said Craig Moffitt, Expedia chief financial officer.
Expedia is the largest car rental provider in the U.S. with a fleet of more than 40,000 vehicles, according to its website. “
We look forward to seeing how Expedia customers respond to the expanded availability of our car rentals.”
Expedia is the largest car rental provider in the U.S. with a fleet of more than 40,000 vehicles, according to its website.
The service is also popular with the military and other high-risk travelers.
In a statement, ExpensePlus said its new service will “make it easier for our members to quickly jump into their vehicle when the need arises.”
ExpensePoints and Expedia’s own service will remain unchanged.