By Michael D. Kallmann | Reuters| March 23, 2017 12:27pm EDTThe Google car rental website Expedia said Monday that it is increasing the cost of its Google Car rental program from $100 per person to $150 per person and has updated its website to let people know they can still get a cheaper price if they use a credit card or debit card.
Expedia said it will also increase the discount from 10 percent to 20 percent.
“We know you have the same value of a car rental with Google that we do,” said David Fink, chief executive officer of Expedia, in a statement on the Google Car reservation program.
“We have added a new feature to our Google Car booking system, which allows you to book a Google Car with just a credit or debit Card or by phone and have it delivered to your door, no obligation.”
Google says it has about 7.5 million car rental reservations and it is expanding its reservation service to include Uber and Lyft, the company announced in September.
“When you book your Google Car, we provide you with a personalized reservation for you and a map to the nearest available Google Car for your use.
We also provide you the option to pay using your Google Card, which means that when you get your Google car you are paying the full price for your Google card,” Google said in a blog post.
The new feature is not available for everyone.
Those who do not have credit or card accounts may want to check the Google Card FAQ before booking a Google car.
Google said the Google car reservation system will be available in most U.S. markets and will be expanded to other countries, including India, China, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
“Our goal is to help people make the most of their Google Car experience and to make it easy for anyone to book their Google car for a low cost,” Fink said.
Google announced its first foray into car rental in November of 2017.
It said it would launch its car rental program in July 2019 and it has since raised $250 million in funding.
Expedia and Uber both have car rental programs, but the Google program will include Uber.
Google has also partnered with Lyft to provide driverless taxis to customers and to provide car rental services.
Uber announced in November that it had hired a robotics and artificial intelligence company called Waymo to develop its autonomous driving technology.
Waymo is developing self-driving vehicles and its autonomous cars will be able to travel up to 20 miles (32 kilometers) on their own, according to Reuters.