As fleet managers continue to do more with less, having trusted partners is more important than ever. The quarterly business reviews that Shell does for fleet managers is just one great example.
Charles Henderson sold his car several years ago, but he still knows exactly where it is, and can control it from his phone.
The IBM researcher leading X-Force Red, the firm's security testing group, wasn't researching car security when he discovered a major privacy issue. He simply sold his car.
"The car is really smart, but it's not smart enough to know who its owner is, so it's not smart enough to know it's been resold," Henderson told CNNTech. "There's nothing on the dashboard that tells you 'the following people have access to the car.'"
We are always eager to read ARI’s annual Industry Outlook publication. The 2017 edition has just been released and it focuses on the vehicle life cycle process and the most significant trends that will impact fleets. Advanced technology plays an integral role.
Tony Candeloro, ARI’s vice president of product development and client information services, says, “It’s no longer about the Big Data analytics provides, but instead focuses on how to pinpoint data to manage the specific outlier vehicles driving the highest cost to fleet.”
Have you registered for NAFA Institute & Expo yet? The International Fleet Academy leads off on April 24th and the general sessions on April 25th. There is so much to love about this conference of fleet professionals!
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Donlen today announced that they have been selected to The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100® list in the Leader Category for the 11th time by the IAOP.
Judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by a panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.
“It is an honor to be part of this exclusive list of the world’s most successful outsourcing providers for the 11th time,” said Jeff Lucas, senior vice president, customer experience and contact center operations.
Tailgating will take on new meaning on U.S. highways this year.
Peloton, a start-up that partially automates tractor-trailers, is partnering with truck fleet management company Omnitracs to deliver its technology to U.S. roads this year. The companies are working on what's called "platooning," in which several trucks drive in close proximity to each other in a bid to leverage aerodynamics and save fuel.
The lead truck sets the pace and the other vehicles are programmed to match its speed. As the first tractor-trailer brakes and accelerates, the others follow suit. Drivers are still present in all of the trucks, but those in the back of the pack have to worry only about steering.
General Motors will catapult to the top of the autonomous vehicle class in 2018 when it deploys “thousands” of self-driving EVs with its ride-sharing partner Lyft Inc., according to Reuters.
If it happens, it will be the largest test fleet of fully autonomous vehicles by a major automaker. Currently, Waymo, working in concert with Fiat Chrysler, is testing about 60 self-driving vehicles in four states.
Most automakers have been pointing to 2020 as the time when they’ll have vehicles ready for autonomous driving tests on America’s roadways.
UPS announced the induction of 1,575 drivers into its elite “Circle of Honor,” raising to 9,349 the number of drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more.
Nearly 10 percent of the UPS driver workforce has gone 25 years or more without a crash.
Before ever making a delivery, all UPS drivers are taught safe driving methods through the company’s defensive driving platform. The training continues throughout their careers.
Remember those old "Star Trek" episodes where the supremely logical Mr. Spock argued with the all-too-human Bones McCoy and James T. Kirk on the bridge of the Enterprise?
Longtime highway safety engineer James Hedlund envisions something like those culture clashes taking place on our roads and highways once autonomous vehicles (AVs) share the roads with drivers behind the wheel of traditional cars and trucks.
In a new report done for the Governors Highway Safety Association, the 22-year veteran of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns that the development of autonomous vehicle technology is racing way ahead of safety concerns that are not being addressed.