They have fleets with hundreds of thousands of vehicles and command multibillion-dollar streams of revenue.
But in the rapidly shifting transportation landscape, even the Goliaths of the rental car industry -- some of the best-known brands in the world -- worry about being left behind.
That may explain why some of the largest rental car companies have spent several years waging a quiet legislative war against start-ups led by a company called Turo that are trying to change the way people rent and own vehicles. Turo is a peer-to-peer car-sharing company -- think Airbnb for cars.
Like Uber vs. the taxi industry, this fight is a clash between an old-school business model...