Wednesday, July 19, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor: John Andrews, President & CEO, Bestpass, Inc.
This presentation will cover future trends in tolling, including interoperability between all tolling systems, the inevitable shift to all-electronic tolling, and the increased use of managed lanes. The presentation will also examine how all of these trends will impact commercial fleets of all types and sizes.
The fleet management industry has always adapted and evolved to find solutions to the problems that challenge fleet professionals.
However, as the industry continues to provide solutions for fleet professionals, it’s only natural that the issues facing the fleet industry would evolve as well.
For as much as they assist managers and professionals in overcoming fleet challenges, advancements in technology are responsible for one of the larger paradigm shifts that the fleet industry is facing, which is autonomous vehicles. Other issues facing the industry include ride-sharing through companies like Uber and Lyft, fleet professionals shifting to the pool car fleet model, increased regulations around carbon emissions, and a rising demand for the industry to put a larger emphasis on fleet vehicle safety.
Let’s explore the issues: http://www.donlen.com/blog/critical-issues-facing-fleet-management-industry
Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial-recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help identify and track suspects.
But don't expect a high-speed chase out of the little cars. In demonstrations, the robot never appears to move beyond a stroll's pace. But the four-wheeled security vehicle comes with a built-in aerial drone that can be deployed to surveil areas and people that the robot can't reach.
How do you connect with millenials?
By Wendy Eichenbaum
There are over 80 million millennials in America, one-fourth of our population. They have $600 billion in buying power according a recent Accenture study.
And they were the first generation to grow up with instant and constant interaction with technology. When developing your CX marketing strategy, it’s critical to consider what makes a great experience for millennials.
Millennials typically perform their own research when shopping for products. They use an average of three devices, so they expect an omni-channel experience with companies. At a minimum, your website should be responsive. And they will look at multiple sources for information. Social media is a primary source. An Elite Daily report showed that nearly half of millennials used social media to influence buying decisions. Only 1% of millennials said that traditional advertising influenced them.
NAFA is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for NAFA’s 2018 Institute & Expo, in Anaheim, California.
If you would like your presentations to be considered, please submit your topic and speaker information here by July 30, 2017. Selected companies will be notified using the provided contact information in your submission.
If you have any questions or comments, you can contact NAFA’s Education Assistant Mallory Wymer for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ford is making "great progress" towards its goal of deploying its first fully autonomous car in 2021, says Ken Washington, Ford's vice president of research and advanced engineering and chief technology officer.
But Washington said Ford's development team, which is working alongside start-up artificial intelligence company Argo AI, isn't caught up in the race to be the first automaker.
"I think we are extremely well-positioned because we've got a technology company working with us that understands how to build the robot," Washington recently told the Free Press. "And we've got an automotive manufacturer underneath us ....with more than 100 years of experience of systems integration."
Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first major automaker to forgo traditional engines that rely exclusively on internal combustion.
The Swedish company, which has been making cars since 1927 and in recent decades became famous for its station wagons and safety features, said Wednesday that the decision was prompted by the wishes of customers, describing it as “one of the most significant moves by any car maker.”
CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the shift to electric motors would “strengthen our brand image, which is a lot about protecting what is important for you (customers).”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the first production model of the hotly anticipated Model 3, the company’s attempt to bring an electric car to the masses, is expected on Friday.
The first 30 Model 3 customers will receive their new Teslas on the 28th at a handover party, according to a second tweet from Musk. Production is then expected to grow exponentially: 100 cars in August, more than 1,500 by September, and then 20,000 per month by December.
News of SN1 (Serial Number 1) came in a tweet on Sunday night.