Silvercar Expands Next Gen Car Rentals To Houston Hobby

Austin-based online car rental service Silvercar has expanded its services, saying this week that it has begun taking reservations for Houston Hobby. The addition of Houston means that the service now has operations in four airports, including Houston Hobby, DFW, Love Field, and Austin. Silvercar says it has a "not-so-standard" rental car service, driven by a web and smartphone reservation system--and a single model of car (Audi A4), fully outfitted with a navigation system, in-car Wi-Fi, satellite radio, and free toll tracking. Silvercar's rates start at $75/day on weekdays and $50/day on weekends. The startup is backed by Austin Ventures, CrunchFund, SV Angel, and angels Chris Dixon and Dave Morin.