June 6th, 2018 – Silvercar is celebrating summer with new travel possibilities for customers. Today, the company known for offering exclusively silver Audi A4 sedans and Audi Q5 SUVs, introduces drop-top vehicles to its fleet for the first time. The Audi A5 Cabriolet can be booked starting today and hits the ground in select Silvercar cities in late June, giving travelers even more options to make their travel memorable. Now, with three fully-loaded Audi vehicles and a seamless mobile-first booking experience, Silvercar continues to deliver on its promise of premium mobility solutions and hassle-free access to personal transportation when consumers travel. The launch of the Audi A5 Cabriolet comes on the heels of an aggressive market expansion strategy. Silvercar, acquired by Audi in 2017, recently opened six locations this year in Salt Lake City, Tampa, San Diego, Orange County, Washington Dulles and most recently doubled operations in Manhattan, Silvercar has plans to open 3 more locations by the end of the year. Beginning today, Audi A5 Cabriolets can be reserved at fourteen Silvercar locations including:Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CANewark, NJBrooklyn, NYNew York, NYOrange County, CASan Diego, CAChicago, ILWashington DullesMiami, FLDenver, COSeattle, WASalt Lake City, UT “The introduction of the Audi A5 Cabriolet follows a successful roll out of the Q5 earlier this year,” said Silvercar COO, Chris Donus. “With a total of three Audi vehicles in our fleet as well as new locations opening monthly, Silvercar is excited to continue to provide the very best customer experience no matter where your adventure takes you.” The 2018 Audi A5 features a fully automatic soft top that opens in 15 seconds and closes in 18 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph and has seating for up to four. Customers will also enjoy cutting-edge technology like quattro® all-wheel drive, Audi virtual cockpit with Google Earth™, Audi smartphone interface, and Audi drive select, which allows drivers to choose from five different modes to tailor their Audi A5 Cabriolet to suit their driving style. Silvercar offers customer access to new 2017 and 2018 fully-loaded Audi A4 and Q5 vehicles with onboard Wi-Fi, GPS navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio — always included at no additional cost. All Silvercar renters will continue to benefit from no fuel upcharges, no mileage restrictions, no additional fees for toll charges, and no fees for Peg Peregocar seat rentals. Prices start at $59 per day for the Audi A4, $79 per day for the Audi Q5 and $95 per day for the A5 Cabriolet. Want to keep it longer? Silvercar offers 30% off rentals of 5 days or more using the code “WEEKLY30”.Follow Silvercar on Twitter and Instagram for the latest. Enter to win a 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet this summer: https://sweepstakes.silvercar.com/ About SilvercarSilvercar is a next-generation premium mobility company whose fleet consists entirely of Audi A4s, A5s and Q5s. With its sleek mobile app, Silvercar removes the headache of traditional car rental. No lines or counters. No paperwork. No hassles. Just the best in customer service and premium products every time. Silvercar continually earns the highest customer satisfaction and loyalty scores in the industry and with 23 locations at airports and in select urban cores, Silvercar is the largest premium mobility company in North America. The company was acquired by Audi in 2017. For more information, visit www.silvercar.com
Britain’s first ‘guide horse’, who was sacked for being too big, has found a new home with a partially sighted Office for National Statistics worker in London.Digby, who is an American Miniature horse, became Britain’s first ‘guide horse’ when he began training with BBC journalist Mohammed Salim Patel in February.But due to an unexpected growth spurt, which took Digby to the height of 33 inches, Mr Patel decided the horse was too large to guide him around his office in Salford, Greater Manchester. He said the animal had become inconvenient because it would knock items off the shelf in supermarkets and couldn’t fit under his desk at work like a guide dog could.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––However, Digby’s special training will no longer go to waste as partially sighted Helena Hird, who works for the ONS in London, has decided he’s not too big for her. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “Eventually, it will be on a national scale. Guide horses will have to be individually assessed and accredited,” she said.“When more people come forward who want to see guide horses working and recognise the benefits of them, it could work on a greater scale.” Ms Hird, 51, told The Telegraph that she wanted a horse to help her with a genetic sight condition, rather than a guide dog, because horses live for much longer. Unlike dogs, they can live for as long as 45 years.“I’ve grown up around horses, and they’re my default animal, if you like,” she said. Digby, Helena (left) and trainer Kate Masteic at a London awards ceremony.Credit:Caters News Agency “You’ve got to be confident you can read an animal and understand it.“But above all, they have a lot longer life. If I could have one horse that could see me out, that would be great. Guide dogs work for about five to eight years, and they either retire with you or you have to give it away. “If I do the maths and work out how many dogs I could be getting through, that’s heartbreaking.”Digby’s new duties will include travelling on the Underground and navigating escalators for the first time. He could be on the streets of central London and in the ONS’ offices by next year.Digby has already been recognised for his work. Last month, he received a judges’ special award at the Amplifon 2018 Awards for Brave Britons and attended a ceremony at London’s Army and Navy Club in Mayfair.Katy Smith, who runs KL Pony Therapy in North Yorkshire, trained Digby from a foal to help the partially sighted in their daily lives. He can press the button at pedestrian crossings, find the opening in post boxes and lie down on command. Ms Smith hopes that one day ‘guide horses’ will be as popular as guide dogs.