Many predict that mobility management is the future of fleet. So, when FMW interviewed Stuart Donnelly, Sixt’s Director of Group International Sales for Northern Europe and the U.S., we were eager to learn about the company’s fleet mobility management solution, which Sixt will launch in the U.S this year. The article Want to Morph from ‘Fleet’ to ‘Mobility’ Manager? introduces us to Sixt’s mobility management platform and the flexibility it offers employees.
Fleet mobility is an engrossing topic at the International Fleet Academy, preceding the annual NAFA I&E. NAFA CEO Phillip E. Russo, CAE says,. “Fleet managers who don’t embrace and lead in mobility will risk obsolescence." We don't want that!
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John Wysseier, The CEI Group’s new President & CEO, on working with Service and Vocational fleets to create stronger safety standards.
Step by step, we are moving toward a world of truly autonomous vehicles - and that means fleet managers need to be looking forward - incorporating this knowledge into their planning right now.
A new study from AAA indicates that American drivers are becoming more trusting of autonomous technologies.
In early 2017, 78 percent of drivers felt that they would be afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. That number has dropped to 63 percent in this year's annual survey.
“Americans are starting to feel more comfortable with the idea of self-driving vehicles,” AAA Automotive Engineering and Industry Relations Director Greg Brannon said. “Compared to just a year ago, AAA found that 20 million more U.S. drivers would trust a self-driving vehicle to take them for a ride.”
Read the article at AAA NewsRoom.
NAFA Fleet Management Association announces it will hold a unique panel of top automobile executives that will reveal the significant mobility and technological improvements in store for fleet vehicles.
This event, How OEMs are Addressing "Mobility" and the Future of Fleet, will occur at NAFA’s annual conference, the NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E), will take place April 24-27, in Anaheim, Calif. This year, fleet professionals are invited to submit questions directly to NAFA for possible inclusion in the panel.
The presentation will be moderated by Fleet Management Weekly CEO and Editor in Chief Janice Sutton.
A new “Get Pumped” program by athletic shoe and apparel manufacturer Reebok and global architecture and design firm Gensler, will re-develop gas stations into roadside "fitness hubs", where motorists can stop to enjoy a healthy meal, get some exercise, and “prioritize their mental and physical wellness.
It has been predicted that more than 71 million autonomous vehicles will be transporting us from here to there by 2030.
“We envision our cities of the future to have a network of fitness oases between home and work where you could stop and recharge more than just your car,” says Alfred Byun, a designer at Gensler. “Imagine an option to leave the traffic jam to unwind with yoga, get your Crossfit fix, or pick up a green juice and your weekly farm share all in one place.”
Read the article at Forbes.
In addition to its future order, Waymo has already converted 600-plus Pacifica vans to self-driving vehicles that are being used to test out the software in more than two dozen cities.
Waymo and FCA haven't said how many thousands of minivans will be added to the driverless car fleet, however.
"With the world’s first fleet of fully self-driving vehicles on the road, we’ve moved from research and development, to operations and deployment," said Waymo CEO John Krafcik. "The Pacifica Hybrid minivans offer a versatile interior and a comfortable ride experience, and these additional vehicles will help us scale."
Read the article at The Car Connection.