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[PRESS RELEASE] WHILL Announces “WHILL Rental” at CVG Airport

The Next Commercial Test of an Ongoing Advanced Mobility Pilot Program

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San Francisco, CA  (April 1, 2016) ― WHILL, Inc. (WHILL) is excited to announce a new program with Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), WHILL Rental. WHILL Rental is a new category of service that will transform the airport experience by adding our next­ generation personal mobility device, WHILL Model A. WHILL Model A is an innovative, award-winning personal mobility device that’s easy for anyone to drive.

Available April 4 – 10, 2016, WHILL Rental will be at the Terminal ticketing level, centrally located to the airline check-in positions. Customers will complete a one minute transaction and familiarization, then proceed to their departing concourse.

Participating in this initiative is Scootaround, ­North America’s Personal Mobility Solution Company. Scootaround has been focused on developing solutions for travelers requiring personal mobility equipment since 1997.

“WHILL is pleased to collaborate on WHILL Rental to create a better, faster and easier personal mobility solution,” said Satoshi Sugie, CEO, WHILL, Inc. “We believe this will be an exceptional customer experience for both consumers and CVG. Our goal is to provide enterprises with tools to make their business more forward-thinking through advanced technology. WHILL Rental is an exciting move in that direction.”

“Offering an unforgettably positive experience is at the core of CVG,” said Candace McGraw, CEO, CVG. “Passengers will now have a new way to get around whether it’s for fun or convenience. We’re always looking for innovative ways to improve the airport experience and enhance our accessibility offerings. WHILL allows fast, easy and comfortable transportation from when a passenger checks in until they reach their gate. WHILL Rental will change the way you experience the airport.”

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About WHILL, Inc.

Based in San Francisco, California, and with offices in Japan, we are redefining personal mobility devices. We aim to reimagine sidewalk transportation.

Getting from one place to another should be comfortable, practical, smooth and even fun; and the device you use to do so should complement your personal style without overwhelming it.

We strive to anticipate people’s mobility needs and aspirations with patented innovation and designs that are minimalistic, highly functional and chic. Technology is most relevant and effective when it harmonizes with the user’s lifestyle.

WHILL Model A made its big screen debut as it is featured in the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie that came out in March. “The WHILL Model A is not considered to be a medical device and has not been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for review or clearance

 

About CVG

CVG offers more nonstop destinations than any airport in the region, including direct international service to Paris, Toronto, Cancun, Montego Bay, Punta Cana and Freeport Grand Bahama. CVGairport.com is your award-winning, travel-planning resource with flight status, security wait times, parking availability and weather.

CVG is one of the three global super-hubs for DHL, a top 10 cargo airport in North America and is recognized globally as a leading U.S. airport by SkyTrax World Airport Awards. CVG is the only airport in the country to receive Safety Act Designation and Certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), giving the airport the highest level of protections under the Act.

 

About Scootaround

Based in Orlando, Florida, Scootaround is North America’s #1 source for travel mobility solutions. Scootaround is the only total mobility management company in North America renting, repairing and managing these services to over 1,500 locations North America wide. Scootaround is also the preferred provider of these services to over 500 conventions and events annually including the U.S. Open, Orlando, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Chicago Convention Centers, and many state fairs, shows and expositions. As well, Scootaround manages a North American assistive device repair service program.