Autonomous vehicles could change residential real estate, rendering the two-car garage obsolete and increasing livable square footage and home values.
Autonomous vehicle ride sharing could very well offer the same mobility as car ownership/leasing without the major capital outlay, the hassle of maintenance, insurance and depreciation or the underutilization inherent to car ownership/leasing.
"If local governments are willing to modify their existing requirements, the unused garage space could be converted to livable space in existing homes and new homes could be built with less garage space and more livable square footage. That change alone could, in turn, result in an increase in home values and a corresponding increase in property taxes."
Read the article at Forbes.
Payments Pioneer Launches DriverDash, the Mobile Payment Solution for Fleet
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2018-- WEX Inc., a leading provider of innovative corporate payment solutions, today announced the launch of DriverDash, a simple, easy-to-use alternative to plastic for added security.
DriverDash lets fleet drivers authorize a fuel transaction from inside their vehicles to create a seamless and secure transaction via mobile device.
Holman ranked 48th among large organizations on the annual list which recognizes the top workplaces for technology professionals
Holman Enterprises, a global automotive services organization, today announced it has been named to the 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list by IDG’s Computerworld. The prestigious annual list honors organizations who foster a culture of innovation and offer their IT professionals an engaging work environment along with superior benefits and competitive compensation.
LeasePlan USA and eDriving are pleased to announce a partnership that will offer fleets a more holistic, integrated and data-driven approach to managing driver safety.
“Almost all collisions are avoidable if you understand the root causes and proactively manage these underlying reasons. It’s increasingly crucial that fleet and safety managers leverage cutting-edge technologies to identify high-risk drivers and take the steps to prevent crashes. That is why we are so excited about our new partnership with eDriving.” said LeasePlan USA President and CEO Jeff Schlesinger.
By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
“Two more days and I’m free, free, free! A whole week sitting on the beach in Aruba. Hmmm, should I start with a Pina Colada or maybe a Rum Runner when I get there? Decisions, decisions. Jeez, I forgot to notify the post office to hold the mail. Better not forget to get that done. Yep, a whole week in Aruba, and no boss to looking over my shoulder. Can’t wait. Oh heck, I forgot to give her my monthly territory report. I better get that done tonight when I get home, or I’ll be persona non grata! Hey, look at this, I'm already here at my next stop. Wow, that’s funny. Can’t even remember the drive over. Oh well, better get this service call started. Hope the next stop is as easy to get to.”
Be honest. Just admit it. We all daydream from time to time; maybe a bit more than we realize. Can be kind of fun, sometimes relaxing, perhaps good for our mental health but the truth be told, it can also be a deadly activity when we operate a vehicle.
Wheels, Inc. was named the winner of Stevie awards in four categories in the 16th Annual American Business Awards®.
Wheels’ Mobile Assistant app was awarded a Gold Stevie in the Business/Government category and Bronze in the New Product or Service of the Year, Software category. Additionally, the company’s Supply Management approach earned a Silver Stevie in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category, and the Integration Services team received a Bronze Stevie in the Customer Service Department of the Year category.
Passenger-side crash tests of midsize SUVs by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed a range of problems, including structural collapse, an airbag nondeployment, hard hits to the dummy's head and an open door.
A small overlap crash occurs when just the front corner of the vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole - 6 of the 8 vehicles managed to earn a good or acceptable rating for passenger-side small overlap front protection.
"Although some vehicles in this group offer very good protection, in other models, the airbags, safety belts and structure showed serious deficiencies," says IIHS Chief Research Officer David Zuby. "In those SUVs, a front-seat passenger would be at risk of injuries to the head, hip or leg in a right-side small overlap front crash."
Read the article at Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Terms such as “full self-driving capability” and being “capable of driving autonomously” are giving the false impression of a level of autonomy not yet available.
Current systems are capable of what is termed level 2 autonomy, meaning that the driver has to pay attention to the road at all times and may have to suddenly take over.
“We are starting to see real-life examples of the hazardous situations that occur when motorists expect the car to drive and function on its own,” said Matthew Avery, the head of research at Thatcham Research. “Specifically, where the technology is taking ownership of more and more of the driving task, but the motorist may not be sufficiently aware that they are still required to take back control in problematic circumstances.”
Read the article at The Guardian.